Breastfeeding and Work or School

Breastfeeding and Work or School

California law prohibits workplace discrimination and harassment based on SEX/GENDER (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions)

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing Notice DFEH-E07P-ENG / December 2018

For Employers

Research shows that nursing parents who get support to pump at work miss less work and are more productive and loyal to their company.

Baby and Mom

For Employees

Breastfeeding parents going back to work: have you talked to your employer about this law?

Hand expression and pumping can be great tools for breastfeeding moms. Both help you provide milk for your baby when you are apart. Learn more here »

Learn how You Can Continue Breastfeeding after returning to work or school:

  • Making a personal lactation plan
  • Keeping up a good supply
  • Do you need a pump, and how to get one
  • Laws that protect a mother’s right to express milk at work
  • Questions to ask you employer
  • Tips for childcare providers
  • And much more!

For Students

Do you need help with breastfeeding?

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