Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplaces

To be designated as a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace, businesses must have the following:
  • Reasonable break time for working mothers to pump breast milk, as needed, throughout the work period
  • One or more permanent breastfeeding/lactation rooms or a clean, private, and safe space with an outlet, other than a toilet stall that mothers can use for lactation when needed
  • A working sink near the breastfeeding/lactation location where mothers can clean pumping equipment
  • The lactation support (a place to pump and time allowed for breaks) is communicated to all current and future employees
Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition • Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplaces
To be designated as a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Champion, businesses must have all of the above requirements, in addition to:
  • A written policy to support workplace lactation that meets minimum federal law requirements

Please contact us at workplacebreastfeeding@gmail.com if you have questions or would like some technical assistance in establishing lactation accommodations.

In compliance with Louisiana state law, all but 3 public school boards in Louisiana have passed policies to support school employees who breastfeed. These school boards and the schools under their jurisdiction have also been designated as Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Champions.

If your workplace has already been designated, feel free to use one of these Press Release Templates to tell the community: Workplace Template or Champion Template.

“As a mom of two breastfed boys, I understand the challenges moms face when they are ready to go back to work and want to continue to breastfeed. When we started Search Influence, I knew we wanted to be a place that moms felt like it was easy to come back to work.  Having the support of the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition was such a relief.  The LBC helped me know exactly what we needed and assisted us in making sure our handbook policies were up to date. They even came to our office and looked around to choose the best room to devote to this. With their help, the basics were done. So, adding in things like a calendar for the room and a culture of support was made a lot easier. Now we are able to discuss all of these things proactively, before women actually leave to have their baby.”
Angie Scott, Co-Owner and COO, Search Influence

Want your business designated as a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace?

See the Lists of Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplaces & Champions!