Breastfeeding in the Workplace

Welcome to our Breastfeeding in the Workplace resource page!  Here you will find information for employers who hire women of childbearing age, for employees who plan to return to work following birth, and for local coalitions and others looking for tools when approaching area businesses about workplace lactation programs.

Did you know?  With the recent passage of the federal Health Care Reform Act, breastfeeding mothers who return to work are now protected under federal lawMinnesota state law also supports breastfeeding mothers. For more information go to Advocacy and the Laws.

The Business Case for Breastfeeding.  The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to implement the Business Case for Breastfeeding (BCFB). Want more information? Click here.

The USBC has a new presentation available about the BCFB. The presentation is in a new type of platform that can be used for educating employers about how to support nursing moms in the workplace. Training is available on how to download and use the platform at the same link.

The Business Case for Breastfeeding. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA).  Worksite lactation support information and toolkit for employers and employees.

The Office of Women’s Health – Supporting Nursing Mom’s at Work has a new resource for: Employer Solutions.

Supporting Nursing Moms at Work & The Business Case for Breastfeeding

CDC Lactation Support Program

Making It Work Toolkit

Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program

Vermont – Becoming a Breastfeeding Friendly Employer

USBC Workplace Support

Family Friendly Business Initiative

In addition, you won’t want to miss Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition’s videos. These professionally produced videos include Breastfeeding and working, Employer perspective on accommodating breastfeeding employees, Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers, and others.

Working and Breastfeeding

Resources (pdf/1pg) for local coalitions to identify and recognize breastfeeding friendly resources in their community.

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