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Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions

Economic Benefits of Breastfeeding

FAQ: Workplace Support in Health Care Reform

U.S Department of Labor Fact Sheet #73: Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

On January 20, 2011, Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin released The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding.

Press Release Executive Summary Fact Sheet The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

YouTube Videos by Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition

Breastfeeding and Working

Employers Perspective on Accommodating Breastfeeding

Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers Act in Colorado

Suggestions for Furnishing a Workplace Lactation Area

Download Workplace Lactation Area Document

Basic ModelEven Better ModelState of the Art Model

Room that locks from insideSame as “Basic” modelSame as “Basic” model

Electrical outlet (standard 110V)Same as “Basic” modelSame as “Basic” model

Comfortable chairComfortable chair and footstoolSame as “Even Better” model

Small table or flat surface to hold breast pumpSame as “Basic” modelSame as “Basic” model

Room located near sink with hot running waterRoom has sink with hot running water in itSame as “Even Better” model

Disinfectant wipesSame as “Basic” modelSame as “Basic” model

Paper towels and soap dispenser by sink with the hot running waterPaper towel and soap dispenserin roomSame as “Even Better” model

Employee rents or owns her breast pumpEmployer pays for rental of hospital grade multi-user electric pumpEmployer  provides for a personal electric pump or hospital-grade multi-user electric pump.Note: Consider including an electric personal breast pump in your employee health benefit package.

Employee provides her own pump attachment kitEmployer subsidizes pump attachment kitEmployer provides pump attachment kit

Employee stores breast milk in employee refrigerator or personal cooler.Employer provides personal coolers for storing breast milkEmployer provides small refrigerator in lactation room for storing breast milk

WastebasketSame as “Basic” modelSame as “Basic” model

Room is cleanSame as “Basic” modelSame as “Basic” model

Wall clockClock, mirror, wall hangings

Bulletin Board for educational materials or communicationsSame as “Even Better” model

Educational resources availableSame as “Even Better” model

Telephone availableSame as “Even Better” model

Internet access

Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites

The following businesses participated in the Business Case for Breastfeeding grant to improve or establish lactation rooms for employees.

Siouxland District Health Department- Sioux City, Iowa Johnson County Public Health- Iowa City, Iowa Kimberly Center- Davenport, Iowa Dallas County Public Health- Adel, Iowa Sioux Center Community Hospital & Health Center- Sioux Center, Iowa West Central Community Action- Harlan, Iowa Manning Regional Healthcare Center- Manning, Iowa Siouxland Community Health Center- Sioux City, Iowa Broadlawns Medical Center- Des Moines