Employer Lactation Toolkit – For Health Professionals

Download the resources below to share with employers and nursing mothers in your community.

Workplace Support for Nursing Mothers: Their Legal Right

All employers in the United States are now required by federal law to provide nursing mothers in hourly positions with space and time at work to pump milk for their babies. Employers must now:

  • Provide nonexempt nursing mothers reasonable break time to pump milk at work for up to one year.
  • Provide a private space that is not a bathroom in which employees can pump milk for their infants.

This section provides tools and resources that health professionals can use to communicate the health and business benefits of breastfeeding.

Workplace Support for Nursing Mothers: Benefits for Working Families

As you know, breastfeeding is good for babies and for working families. Read and download the materials in this section describing the benefits of breastfeeding and how employers can establish successful workplace lactation programs. We invite you to distribute these educational materials and resources to help new mothers continue to breastfeed when they return to work.

Resources and Tools

Download and read the guides, practical tips, flyers and templates in this section to help you advocate for the benefits of breastfeeding in your community and to access resources to help nursing mothers continue breastfeeding when they return to work.

How Can I Advocate the Legal, Business and Health Benefits of Breastfeeding to Employers?

What Breastfeeding Resources Exist for Health Professionals and Working Mothers?

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