Building a Breastfeeding Location

There are various types of lactation spaces an employer can provide in the workplace. Whatever model is chosen to best suit your business type, there are certain requirements that must be met. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employers must provide a space which is:

Types of locations suitable for breastfeeding

Depending on your type of business, some lactation spaces may be more doable than others. It is important to note that employers do not have to provide a permanent fixed lactation space; temporary spaces can be easily designed. Listed below are suggestions on possible breastfeeding locations. Visit our resource page for more in depth lactation space ideas.

Spruce it up!

While the basic requirements of a lactation space are a 4’ x 4’ room, a chair and flat surface – such as a table, desk, or shelf­. Some employers go above and beyond to make the space more comfortable. Ideas to spruce up your lactation space include, but are not limited to: