4.5 Lactation Support Program

The University, in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), supports employees who choose to breastfeed. Departments are required to provide an appropriate location and give breaks, as necessary, to nursing mothers to express breast milk for her nursing child up to one year after the child’s birth. The location cannot be a bathroom and must be shielded from view, free of interruptions and readily available to the employee. Employees who use work breaks to express milk must be compensated in the same way that other employees are compensated for work breaks.

University General Division Employees

For lactation support information specific to University General Division employees, please refer to the University’s Lactation Support Program.

USA Health Employees

For lactation support information specific to USA Health employees, please refer to USA Health’s Lactation Support Program.