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Breastfeeding/Lactation Accommodation in the Workplace

With an increasing number of new mothers returning to the workplace, it is essential for an employer to understand how to manage and address the needs of breastfeeding employees. An employer should not only recognize the rights of breastfeeding women in the workplace, but also honor its obligations when managing them. It is important for an employer to provide support and accommodations to women who are breastfeeding, and to be careful not to make snap judgments, stereotype them or prevent them from working as productive employees.

When it comes to managing breastfeeding women in the workplace, an employer should consider the following: