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Lactation Accommodation for Employers

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Workplace Breastfeeding Support 


This infographic shares information on lactation accommodation laws in California, data highlighting disparities in workplace breastfeeding support, and steps that employers and employees can take to implement lactation accommodation. 

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Resources for Accommodating Breastfeeding Employees

Know your breastfeeding right lactation accommodation for Employers (PDF): Employees returning to work doesn't mean they have to stop breastfeeding. Learn more about how to support your employees and follow state and federal laws.

Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions : This online Office of Women's Health resource provides businesses with cost-effective tips and solutions for any industry setting. This resource includes a link to the Business Case for Breastfeeding , a comprehensive program designed to educate employers about the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace.

Maternity and Paternity Leave and Return Toolkit (PDF)  : developed by the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition.

Increasing Breastfeeding in the Low-Wage Worksite (PDF) : This brief describes the issues and shows what California businesses can do to improve lactation accommodation for working poor mothers so that these women can increase the length of time they breastfeed their infants.

How Employment Can Support Breastfeeding (PDF) : Resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Guide for Establishing a Federal Nursing Mother's Program : from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Details requirements that Federal agencies must meet in support of nursing mothers, according to the Affordable Care Act. The Guide includes the benefits of breastfeeding to agencies, mothers, and their nursing infants and outlines steps to develop, improve and sustain a program.

Making It Work Toolkit (PDF) : Tips for accommodating nursing mothers in the workplace.

Department of Labor

Breastfeed LA's Breastfeeding Works : Provides Employer Solutions, Employer Policy Toolkit, and Model Employer Policies.

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