Supporting Nursing Mothers at Work is Now Law
The Affordable Care Act, signed into law in March 2010, amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to require employers to provide a reasonable break time and a sanitary, private place for nonexempt nursing mothers to pump milk at work. Corporate Voices for Working Families has re-launched this online workplace lactation toolkit to give employers high-quality resources and tools to comply with this new federal requirement, and to help them establish successful workplace lactation programs that work for all workers, including lower-wage and hourly employees.
- Download a brochure describing the business benefits of breastfeeding.
- Access a Program Summary that outlines the materials in this toolkit and how to use them to set up a workplace lactation program.
How To Use This Toolkit
Follow the tabs at the top of this page to access resources that are relevant for you. Click on the main headings in each section to access all available resources.
We encourage employers to re-brand these materials, free of charge, if they so choose. Design files are available for employers and others to request and use to set up lactation programs in thier workplaces. Contact us if you are interested in re-branding this toolkit.
About This Toolkit
Successful breastfeeding requires a community-wide effort. That is why this toolkit also provides resources to help community leaders and health professionals be effective advocates for breastfeeding in their communities.
This online toolkit has been updated from an original version, "Workplace Lactation Programs: Good for Business. Good for Working FamiliesTM," developed in consultation with a select group of corporate partners and healthcare professionals. Corporate Voices would like to acknolwedge their insight and critical input, as well as the valuable input of peer reviewers that contributed to this updated version:
|Marriott International, Inc.
The PNC Financial Services Group
Susan J. May, MD
The TJX Companies, Inc.
Working Mother Media