Maternal Health and Lactation Support

Questions in this section address what policies, environments and programs the workplace provides to accommodate breastfeeding employees.

Click on a question to find resources that help to support each activity.

During the past 12 months, did your worksite:

140. Have and promote a written policy on breastfeeding for employees?

Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies – See p. 8.2-8.3

Develop Your Policy

North Carolina’s Making It Work Tool Kit: Other Materials – See p. 6

Federal Labor Standards Act – Section 7

141. Provide a private space (other than a restroom) that may be used by employees to express breast milk?

Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies – See p. 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.2, 3.4

Office on Women's Health – Breastfeeding Support: Time and Space Solutions

North Carolina’s Making It Work Tool Kit: For Employers – See p. 9-13

142. Provide flexible break times to allow employees to pump breast milk?

Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies – See p. 3.5, 7.3

Office on Women's Health – Breastfeeding Support: Time Solutions

North Carolina’s Making It Work Tool Kit: For Moms– Sample Pumping Schedules – See p. 10

143. Provide access to a breast pump at the worksite?

Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies – See p. 2.1-2.2, 3.2-3.3

Office on Women's Health – Breastfeeding Support: Breast Pumps

144. Provide and promote maternal health and breastfeeding support groups, educational classes, or consultations?

Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies – See p. 2.2, 3.6-3.8

Office on Women's Health – Breastfeeding Support: Education and Professional Support

145. Offer paid parental leave, separate from any accrued sick leave, annual leave, or vacation time?

United States Breastfeeding Committee Resources

United State Breastfeeding Committee – Statement on Paid Family Leave

146. Offer health insurance coverage with no or subsidized out-of-pocket costs for pre- and postnatal care

National Women’s Law Center – Health Care Law

NC’s Making It Work Tool Kit is a resource to help breastfeeding mothers return to work. It is designed to provide assistance to breastfeeding mothers, their employers and their families.