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Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers

W.C. Policy Logo POL AD143415Z

This policy applies to Whatcom County employees who breastfeed their infants during the first year of life.

  1. Whatcom County Provides Private Space for Breastfeeding

    Each supervisor of an employee choosing to breastfeed will identify private space for the mother to express and collect breast milk.

    This space, other than a bathroom, will be:

    • Shielded from view
    • Free from intrusion by co-workers or the public

  2. Whatcom County Allows Paid and Unpaid Breaks

    Employees who choose to breastfeed their infants may take reasonable breaks during work hours to express and collect breast milk.  Break time which extends beyond normal paid breaks will be unpaid.

Whatcom County Administrative Policy - AD143415Z
Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers

Topic: Employee Benefits
Effective Date: 05/12/10
Approved by: Pete Kremen
n/a (new)
See Procedure: NA
Reference: This policy is a component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed into law March 23, 2010.