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For Employers - Nursing Room Guidelines

Suggestions for Furnishing
a Workplace Lactation Area

Basic Model

  • Clean space shielded from view and free from intrusion that is not a restroom.  
  • Electrical outlet (standard 110V)
  • Comfortable chair
  • Small table or flat surface to hold breast pump
  • Room located near sink with hot running water
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Employee provides her own breast pump OR employee provides her own pump attachment kit
  • Employee stores breast milk in employee refrigerator or personal cooler
  • Wastebasket

Even Better Model

In addition to the Basic Model:
  • Clean room that locks from the inside
  • Wall clock
  • Bulletin board for educational materials or communications
  • Educational resources available
  • Telephone available

State of the Art Model

In addition to the Better Model:
  • Employer provides for a personal electric pump or hospital-grade multi-user electric pump. Note: Consider including an electric personal breast pump in your employee health benefit package.
  • Employer provides pump attachment kit
  • Employer provides small refrigerator in nursing room for storing breast milk
  • Storage area for employees' pumps 
  • Internet access

 

 

NEW Webinars for employers:

Worksite Lactation Support, a overview 30-minute webinar
Implementing Worksite Lactation Law,, a 50-minute webinar covering federal laws on this issue as well as financial benefits to businesses.


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