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Breaks for Nursing Mothers

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires employers to provide nursing mothers with reasonable break time, for up to one year after the birth of their child, so the mother may express milk. Franklin & Marshall College will provide a private area, other than a restroom, for the nursing mother to express milk. The mother will continue to be expected to perform her normal job duties and will not receive additional pay for break times.

Nursing Mothers will find a dedicated, private area in the center of campus, located on the first floor of the Steinman College Center, carved out of an anteroom to the women's restroom, adjacent to the Gender Neutral restroom.

Nursing mothers may make a request for breaks to express milk through their immediate supervisor. Employees are encouraged to discuss their needs with their supervisor well in advance.

A Private Sign is available for nursing mothers to download and post on the door of any room they are using to express milk.

Policy Maintained by: Human Resources, Associate Vice President
Last Reviewed: December 14, 2022