What other resources are available?
The Office on Women's Health has developed Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions, a comprehensive online resource providing cost-effective tips and solutions to support nursing mothers in any industry setting.
Additional resources include:
- Employee Rights Card: printable card developed by the Department of Labor to inform women of their rights.
- Breastfeeding State Laws: directory of state breastfeeding laws from the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Employment Protections for Workers Who are Pregnant or Nursing: online map from the Department of Labor Women's Bureau shows which U.S. States have laws, statutes, and/or interpretative case law that specifically prohibit pregnancy discrimination and/or that mandate support of nursing mothers expressing milk in the workplace.
- Women's Preventive Services: Required Health Plan Coverage Guidelines: outlines preventive services for women that the law requires insurance to cover.
- Preventive Health Services for Women: lists 22 covered preventive services for women, including pregnant women.
- Comparing Care Providers: provides tools to help consumers compare care providers, facilities, and more.
- Appealing Health Plan Decisions: explains how to appeal health insurance plan decisions.
- Rights, Protections, and the Law: provides information on the Affordable Care Act requirements.
- Healthcare Blog: Giving Women Control Over Their Health Care: information for women from Kathleen Sebelius, former Secretary of Health and Human Services.
- Essential Health Benefits: HHS Informational Bulletin: informs the public about the approach the HHS intends to define essential health benefits.
- In January 2011, The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding called for 20 concrete action steps to support mothers in reaching their personal breastfeeding goals.
- United States Breastfeeding Committee email updates provide information on the latest breastfeeding news and actions.
- Breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies are tax deductible.
- Business Case for Breastfeeding: comprehensive program developed to educate employers about the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace.