Breastfeeding - Community Health Nursing
Laws and Policies around Breastfeeding in the Workplace
Ho-Chunk Nation Employment Relations Act
Chapter III, 17. N. Breastfeeding employees. The Ho-Chunk Nation provides a supportive environment to enable breastfeeding employees to express their milk during work hours. This includes a lactation support program administered by the Ho-Chunk Nation Maternal Child Health Program, within the Community Health Nursing Program. This policy shall be communicated to all current employees, and during employee orientation.
Section 7(r) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Break Time for Nursing Mothers: 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, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.
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