Because of the ebb and flow of lactating women in the workforce, it is necessary to remind employers of the requirements. I have found that while companies may have policies in place, the knowledge and enforcement of what is required can get lost. If there is currently no women using designated areas they may become repurposed. This leads to many new nursing mothers having to have the same discussions as previous mothers. Nursing and going back to work can be very stressful, if lactating women did not have to fight so hard for their rights more women may choose to continue to breastfeed. I suggest promoting continued messaging and awareness related to these issues to help minimize the effort required for individual women reentering the workforce.
Idea No. 110