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Department of Health

The Ho-Chunk Nation | Wisconsin

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.

Federal Law

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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