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What equipment and supplies do you need?

In most cases, employees are expected to provide their own pump equipment, storage containers, and cleaning supplies.

Many employers include a sink and refrigerator in or near the pumping space for washing pump parts and storing the expressed milk. Although not required, these amenities help to cut down on the amount of break time needed. If your employer does not provide a refrigerator to store your milk in, you can bring a cooler and ice packs to safely store your milk during the work day.

Breast pumps and other breastfeeding supplies are tax deductible.

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