State and Local Policymakers
In the same way that we are required to post pregnancy rights in a visible place at places of employment, we should also be required to post Breastfeeding Legislation.
Provide clear, concise, consistent messages to employers, employees and coworkers on the benefits of breastfeeding, how they can support breastfeeding employees. In addition, education on how breast milk is not a hazardous substance would also be helpful. It is perfectly fine to be stored in a fridge/freezer with food, etc.
The Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition, through support from the City and County of San Francisco,... more »
In addition to supporting the needs of women working in the legal field, lactation rooms also promote access to justice by allowing women jurors, witnesses, and other patrons... more »
There is confusion about how the "Break Time for Nursing Mothers" law applies to breastfeeding employees working in tribal jurisdictions. The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee recommends providing clarity on how the provision applies under these circumstances.
Recommended language to be added to Fact Sheet #73 section on Coverage and Compensation: For help determining whether you are covered, call the Wage and Hour Division at 1-866-487-9243,... more »