Healthcare Reform

New Workplace Breastfeeding/Pumping Policy for U.S. Employers

In March 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, H.R. 3590, and the Reconciliation Act of 2010, H.R. 4872.  As a result, all U.S. employers with more than 50 employees are now required by law to provide unpaid break times for nursing mothers to pump at work for up to 1 year after the child’s birth. A private space, other than a restroom, must be provided and a lactation policy made available to all employees. Hear what popular sources had to say…

Break time for nursing mothers (USA Today)

For breastfeeding mothers, public option is protected by law (Wall Street Journal)

This sucks – Breast pumping at work: peaceful revolution (Huffington Post)

Breastfeeding rooms hidden in healthcare law (CNN)

To help employers with ease of compliance for this new legislation, the BBIC published a White Paper – a simple 5 Step “how to” guide.  Click here to view the White Paper.