5.1.8 Lactation Accommodation

As part of our family-friendly policies and benefits, Dominican University supports breastfeeding mothers by accommodating the mother who wishes to express milk during her workday when separated from her newborn child.

Any staff member who is breastfeeding will be provided up to two break periods of 20 minutes each plus an additional 20 minutes during her lunch period to express milk for her newborn. The staff member and her immediate supervisor will agree on the times for these breaks.

Any staff member that does not have a private space in which to express milk should contact Human Resources to request accommodations. Storage of expressed milk and equipment is the responsibility of the staff member. Staff members should bring a cooler or other insulated food container to work for private storage purposes.