The following resources address workplace initiatives to support breastfeeding women.
Workplace Support in Federal Law (Affordable Care Act)
Workplace Accommodations to Support and Protect Breastfeeding (2010 - background paper)
Workplace Breastfeeding Support (2002 - issue paper)
Workplace Accommodations Checklist
The Business Case for Breastfeeding
The Business Case for Breastfeeding is a comprehensive program designed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to educate employers about the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace. The program highlights how such support contributes to the success of the entire business. The Business Case for Breastfeeding offers tools to help employers provide worksite lactation support and privacy for breastfeeding mothers to express milk. The program also offers guidance to employees on breastfeeding and working. Resources to help lactation specialists and health professionals educate employers in their communities are also available.
Visit The Business Case for Breastfeeding on the National Women's Health Information Center Web Site
View the list of states that participated in The Business Case for Breastfeeding training initiative
National Business Group on Health Resources
The National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers’ perspective on national health policy issues, has published a toolkit for employers entitled, Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies.
Download the toolkit
Download Employer Case Studies
Read Tips for Employers
ILCA's Worksite Lactation Support Directory
This directory, hosted by the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), lists over 200 International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) across the U.S. who are available to assist employers in setting up a corporate lactation program.
Visit the directory
Supporting Working Moms Act
In May 2013, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced the Supporting Working Moms Act of 2013 in both houses of Congress. The bill (H.R. 1941, S. 934) would expand existing federal law to cover approximately 12 million salaried employees, including elementary and secondary school teachers.
Learn more about the Supporting Working Moms Act
State Legislation for Workplace Accommodations
50 State Summary of Breastfeeding Laws monitored by the National Conference of State Legislatures