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Breastfeeding Laws and Johns Hopkins Policies

The Law

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) made significant progress to support breastfeeding by including new guidelines that require insurance companies to cover certain women's preventive services such as breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling.

In addition, the ACA amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 by requiring employers to provide reasonable break time and a place, other than a restroom, that is private and clean for a mother to express milk.

Policies - federal, state, and major health organizations - support your goal of continuing to breastfeed your baby after you return to work.

Johns Hopkins Policies Regarding Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers

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Updated 3/15/2017