Workplace

When a mother returns to work, breastfeeding remains an important need for the baby’s nutrition. Here are resources for working mothers and employers.

Working and BreastfeedingPennsylvania Breastfeeding Law



The Shop Steward’s Guide to Counseling and Representing Pregnant Workers

(includes specific information on return to work and pumping guidelines on pages 11-12)

Employer Resources

For mothers coming back to work after maternity leave, breastfeeding during the workday is a very important and necessary task needed to maintain the ability to feed their baby. There are laws and regulations that employers need to know when accommodating breastfeeding mothers.


The Business Case For BreastfeedingThe Business Case for Breastfeeding is a comprehensive program designed 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 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 to educate employers in their communities are also available.

Business Case for Breastfeeding

Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies: An Employer’s ToolkitIncludes valuable resources including breastfeeding program options, employer case studies and materials for employees.

Employer’s Toolkit (includes download link)


National Breastfeeding Center

Information employer policy, programs and education.

NBfC website