|There are many ways your family can support your decision to breastfeed. For answers to commonly asked questions from Dads and Grandmas, check out these tip sheets below.
Visit: Breastfeeding Basics for Dad
Breastfeeding Basics for Grandma
|Global Health Media for Families:
|It’s only Natural:
Visit: globalhealthmedia.org for resources and benefits for Black breastfeeding families to aid with their journey.
|Pittsburgh Black Breastfeeding Circle
In 2011, Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA issued a national Call to Action to support breastfeeding mothers with their breastfeeding goals.
See outlined steps: www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calls/breastfeeding/factsheet.html
Breastfeeding in public is now legal in all 50 states. A mother has the freedom to breastfeed her child in any public or private place that she and her baby are legally allowed to be, including, but not limited to, public parks, museums, restaurants, federal property, and so on.
For a state by state breakdown of breastfeeding laws, visit www.ncsl.org/research/health/breastfeeding-state-laws.aspx.
Not every mother wishes to breastfeed in public, and that is her decision to make. You have the right to meet your little one’s needs wherever you see fit.
Employers are expected to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breastmilk for her nursing child for up to one year from the child’s date of birth. This space is supposed to be shielded from view, free from interruptions, and not in a bathroom.
For more information on the FLSA requirements, visit – www.dol.gov/whd/nursingmothers/#.UNta1YXgJhB