Learn about breastfeeding law and best practices for having babies in the workplace. Breastfeeding mothers need all the support they can get. Join the list of businesses that are pledging to be breastfeeding-friendly. By taking the “Breastfeeding Welcomed Here” pledge you agree to provide an environment where breastfeeding mothers are able to sit anywhere and enjoy a welcoming attitude from staff, management and other patrons while breastfeeding.
Health Care Reform Bill
On March 30, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Health Care Reform Bill. As part of this new law, several measures were included to protect the rights of employees who are currently breastfeeding their children, including mandating employers to provide breaks for nursing mothers.
Adopt a Babies-At-Work Program Today
The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health adopted a Bring Your Baby to Work Policy in 2009 and has since expanded across nearly every division in the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.
A Babies-at-Work Program enables parents to bring their new babies to work and care for them while doing their jobs, generally until the babies are six to ten months of age or mobile. These programs are highly effective when structured well. The Nevada State Health Division applauds Businesses for supporting and encouraging their breastfeeding employees.
For more information, please visit: Babies at Work Website
If your company is interested in obtaining more information on how to adopt a similar program, please contact us.
To assist Nevada employers in complying with current legislation and to help educate them about the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace, we have included a list of helpful websites:
Baby Friendly Nevada Hospitals
The following hospitals have earned the Baby Friendly Designation in Nevada. Thank you for supporting breastfeeding at your health care establishments!
Nevada Employer Recognition
The Nevada State Health Division applauds the following Nevada Employers for taking the initiative to dedicate the time, expense and space needed to provide their employees with a private space to express breast milk.