Resources for Nursing Mothers

We encourage and support all pregnant and post-partum employees to consider breastfeeding your children as a means of promoting the health of both child and mother. As such, we encourage all employees in your efforts to combine working and breastfeeding. All breastfeeding employees should be allowed flexibility in their schedules to address the need to express breastmilk for their nursing child(ren). Supervisors are required to provide reasonable break time and/or make reasonable accommodations for nursing mothers to pump.

Some Information About the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act:

Section 4207 of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires that employers "provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for up to one year after the child's birth each time such employee has the need to express milk." Employers are also required to provide a "place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk."

 

Returning to Work - Tips and Checklist for Nursing Mothers

Proper Handling and Storage of Human Milk

Michigan Tech Lactation Accommodation Information for Employees and Supervisors