Become Breastfeeding Friendly

Become Breastfeeding Friendly 2024-03-09T09:35:52-05:00

Over 10,000 infants are born each year in our area. Do you want to know if your business is breastfeeding friendly?

Click here for a guide on how to become a breastfeeding friendly business!

Breastfeeding policy

The employer should have a written policy that describes the worksite accommodations available to breastfeeding employees. Such policy is a part of the employer’s written policies. All employees should be informed of the policy.

Flexible breaks

Flexible break time is provided as needed for a woman to (a) nurse her child or (b) express her milk. If necessary, the beginning and/or ending time of work can be adjusted to accommodate these breaks. For example, if two 15-minute breaks are allowed for all employees, the breastfeeding employee starts work 15 minutes earlier and leaves work 15 minutes later to allow for two 30-minute breaks.

Private area

A private area with an electric outlet (not a toilet stall or public restroom) is available for nursing or expressing milk. It is quiet, clean, and has enough room for a comfortable chair and a place to set a breast pump.

Place to wash hands

A clean water source for washing hands and rinsing out any breast pump equipment is available close to the private area.

Place to store breast milk

A place for storing breastmilk is available. Breastmilk can be stored in a refrigerator or the mother can bring a small ice chest from home.