Lactation at Work
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Lactation Support Frequently Asked Questions
- What does the Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers law do?
Effective immediately, in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Purdue University continues to offer the lactation support program for breastfeeding women. Section 4207 states:
"An employer shall provide a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child's birth each time such employee has need to express the milk and a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public."
- Why is breastfeeding important?
Research shows that supporting breastfeeding employees is a win-win for everyone.
Breastfeeding is not only good for health, the payoff is significant:
- lower health care costs
- lower turnover rates
- lower absenteeism rates
- higher employee productivity and morale, and
- positive public relations in the community as a 'family-friendly' institution.