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The "Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions" resource is a national initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. The project builds upon the Business Case for Breastfeeding, a national resource kit and training/technical assistance initiative of the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The project was coordinated by Every Mother, Inc. and Altarum Institute, along with subcontractors Coffective Consulting, Vision Way Media, and Aspire Communications.
The project is designed for employers of nursing mothers, particularly those in hourly jobs or settings that are more challenging for expressing milk at work. The project includes several key components:
Businesses included in the website searchable resource represent 28 states. These businesses were selected in two different ways:
Businesses selected for the videos were based on recommendations by the state breastfeeding coalitions, diversity of industry types, unique solutions, having a strong culture of support for nursing employees, and willingness by the business to be showcased.
Note: any commercial business scenes depicted on the website, in the videos, or in the online toolkits do not imply endorsement by HHS.
If so, tell us about it! All businesses included must comply with the federal Break Time for Nursing Mothers law by providing reasonable time and a private space that is not a bathroom for nursing mothers to express milk at work.
Submit your information to:
The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division is responsible for administering and enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act, under which employers are required to provide break time and space for certain nursing employees. For more information on the requirements under the law, visit http://www.dol.gov/whd/nursingmothers/ or call 1-866-4-USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).
Content last updated September 17, 2014.
Resources last updated April 15, 2014.