I have introduced the Lactation Accommodation Bill, a bill that will help remove barriers between new mothers and their careers.
This bill would allow employees to request additional time to express breast milk, outside of lunch breaks, which may be unpaid. The legislation also outlines higher standards for a lactation space to include: a private room with a door that can be locked from the inside, a surface to place a breast pump and other personal items, comfortable seating, at least one electrical outlet, a sink with running hot water and a refrigerator to store breast milk. Lastly, this legislation requires all employers and worksites to provide lactation accommodations to all employees if requested.
The Lactation Accommodation Bill will provide new mothers with lactation accommodations and help them transition back to work after giving birth.