The new provision with in the U.S. Healthcare Reform Act requires that all companies with more than 50 employees implement a breastfeeding policy or face legal consequences. Companies with less than 50 employees do not have to comply if they show that complying with the law would cause ‘an undue hardship’. This is described as causing the employer significant difficulty or expense when considered in relation to the size, financial resources, nature, or structure of the employer’s business. However, even companies with less than 50 employees greatly benefit by establishing a breastfeeding policy. Simply put, having a breastfeeding policy in place is good business.

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Bravado Breastfeeding Information Council – Five Simple Steps to Create and Implement a Breastfeeding Policy in the Workplace

Vermont Department of Health – Sample text of a workplace breastfeeding policy

National Business Group on Health – Investing in Workplace Breastfeeding Programs and Policies

North Dakota Department of Health – Sample Workplace Breastfeeding Policy