November 03, 2017
(HealthDay News) -- There are a number of options available if
businesses want to make it more convenient for mothers to express
breast milk at work.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggests:
- Find a devoted space for nursing mothers. If a mother has a
safe and private place to pump, she will not have to go elsewhere,
such as a car or home. This space requires a comfortable chair, a
place for a breast pump and an electrical outlet.
- If you do not have room for a dedicated area, consider sharing
space with other nearby businesses.
- Many women have their own breast pumps, since insurance plans
often cover them. But some businesses buy hospital-grade pumps for
employees. These devices may speed up the pumping process and
prevent the need for a mother to carry a pump back and forth from
- Ensure that there is adequate refrigeration for nursing