My employer has deemed that the space available for lactation purposes is the "shower room" which has a shower stall, sink and drain in the floor at the center of the room. That drain connects to a single toilet men's room on the other side of the... more »
To ensure that all breastfeeding employees and employers are aware of their rights and responsibilities under the Break Time for Nursing Mothers provision, the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee recommends that the Department of Labor makes Fact Sheet #73 and the associated FAQs available in multiple languages.
For working lactating moms, especially those who have required travel, it would be helpful for DOL to try and gather a national list of places that offer a private space for anyone in the public to use for pumping/nursing.
I am a firefighter and a mother to two toddlers. I am fortunate enough to support other mothers formally by the nature of my current assignment. There is so much opportunity to be more accessible to employers with a lower representation of women. Oftentimes in a predominantly non-women environment, both the few women employees and employer are slower to know their rights and need to accommodate.
For women who have a job that requires some travel, I feel there should be laws to protect how much an employer can force on a nursing mom. There should be some protection for a working mother to limit travel during this time.
Medela appreciates this opportunity to comment on how the Department of Labor can best assist mothers who need lactation support, including adequate break time and space at work. Going back to work after having a baby is a challenging time for new parents, especially... more »
But when it came down to being a breastfeeding employee, no one in my direct management, Security and HR knew where lactation rooms were available! Since I was invested and could not bare the pain, I went lookig for a hole in my building and elsewhere. Companies should be fined for having a relax demeanor on a significant role that lactating Moms give freely back to their employers - a... more »
The following testimony was provided to me in person by a carpenter in NYC. She was nursing and pumping on a construction site for one year between 2018-2019... more »