Example Policy


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(Insert organization name) recognizes that breast-milk is the optimal food for health growth and development of infants. (Insert organization name) promotes and supports breastfeeding and the expression of breast milk by employees who are breastfeeding when they return to work.

Management of (Insert organization name) shall work with employees who are breastfeeding to determine mutually agreeable hours of work, assignments and breaks, that support breastfeeding practices, and are compatible with the collective agreement and other organizational policies.

You may wish to add a procedure to your policy to ensure effective implementation.

  1. Supervisors will advise staff of the breastfeeding policy and the supports available prior to maternity leave.
  2. Supervisors will meet with employees returning from maternity leave to establish a schedule and assignment that facilitates breastfeeding.  The employee is responsible to make up time missed from work.
  3. The (insert room name) may be used for women who require privacy in order to breastfed or express breast-milk.
  4. Employees are encouraged to address concerns about breastfeeding in public by providing information about the benefits of breastfeeding and the importance of supportive environments.


This is an example only.  It may be adjusted to best fit your workplace. Contact us for assistance in developing your workplace policy.

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