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

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 Breastfeeding

The 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 Toolkit

Includes 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