Breastfeeding any amount benefits mothers, babies, families, employers and the environment. While not all mothers can or choose to, when more women do breastfeed, we all save money and stay healthier.
Breastfeeding Is Important
When you choose to breastfeed you build a strong foundation for you baby and make an investment in your baby’s future.
- National Institute for Health
Learn about the research on the benefits of breastfeeding
Understand why breastfeeding benefits mothers, babies, and society
Find Local Breastfeeding Services
Our community provides many resources and services to support breastfeeding moms and babies as needs change over time.
- Breastfeeding Services in Boulder County
Find local lactation specialists, classes, support groups, clinicians, and more
- Breastfeeding Friendly Organizations in Boulder County
Resources for Successful Breastfeeding
From pregnancy to the early weeks of your baby’s life to returning to work or school and beyond, learn how to make breastfeeding work for you and your baby.
- Breastfeeding after Returning to Work or School
- Making Breastfeeding Work for Moms
- Breastfeeding Guide for Moms with Kids in Child Care
- Learning to Breastfeed
- WomensHealth.gov Breastfeeding Guide
- Breastmilk Storage Recommendations for Home
Colorado and federal laws and accommodations are in place to protect breastfeeding mothers.
An Employer Must:
- Provide reasonable unpaid break time, or allow an employee to use paid break and/or meal time, to express breast milk for her nursing child for up to 2 years after the child’s birth.
- Make reasonable efforts to provide a nursing mother with a private location in close proximity to her work area (other than a toilet stall) in which to express milk.
- Not discriminate against women for expressing milk in the workplace.
- Guidance for exercising your right to express milk at work
According to Colorado Statute, a woman may breastfeed in any place she has a right to be.
Guidance for management regarding breastfeeding at public swimming pools.
Anyone who is breastfeeding a child is eligible for two, 12 month postponements of jury service.
Breastfeeding and Jury Duty