Nursing Mothers and Nursing Mother Groups
Require yearly training for employers/employees educating them on breastfeeding laws and discrimination. Most companies are already required to do yearly ADA/Discrimination training, a short 5min video added with this would be both cost effective and efficient in keeping employers and employees up to date on breastfeeding/pumping laws in the workplace.
Colleague understanding and support of the current laws and/or the need for future laws is just as important as the employer needing to know. I suggest there be a professional development offered to staff/employees/colleagues so they too understand and can better support their colleagues who are breastfeeding and/or pumping.
Many women pump past one year. If you're goal is one year, you can't just stop pumping. It has to be a gradual process. The WHO recommends breastfeeding to 2yrs. I don't feel it's fair to put an end date or at least it needs to be extended to 2 yrs.
Employers are often not familiar with breastfeeding and what's involved in pumping. Providing additional education around what is typical for a pumping parent in regards to length of time and frequency would be helpful for employers understanding of needs.
Employers tend to see "provide space" and think it needs to be an added room/space. Outlining examples of low cost ways to provide space, such as utilizing an existing space as needed.
Using academic researchers to go into their communities to help mothers understand their rights through participatory action research. Those willing, can help organize communities through academic/scholar activism that involves giving voice to mothers so that they can discuss their issues and prioritize.