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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 through signage 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
  • Employee provides her own breast pump
  • Employee stores breast milk in personal cooler or communal employee refrigerator 
  • Wastebasket

Even Better Model

In addition to the Basic Model:
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Clean room that locks from the inside
  • Bulletin board for educational materials or communications
  • Mirror 
  • Educational breastfeeding materials 
  • List of local breastfeeding support

State of the Art Model

In addition to the Better Model:
  • Small refrigerator specifically for storing breast milk
  • Storage bins/cabinets for employees' pumps
  • A full-sized double electric personal breast pump covered through the employee insurance plan or health benefit package
Consider privacy screen(s) in rooms where more than one employee will be pumping at the same time.


 

 

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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