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Successful Breastfeeding

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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.

Find Local Breastfeeding Services

Our community provides many resources and services to support breastfeeding moms and babies as needs change over time.

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.

Your Rights

Colorado and federal laws and accommodations are in place to protect breastfeeding mothers.

At Work

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

In Public

According to Colorado Statute, a woman may breastfeed in any place she has a right to be.

Swimming Pools

Guidance for management regarding breastfeeding at public swimming pools.

Jury Duty

Anyone who is breastfeeding a child is eligible for two, 12 month postponements of jury service.

Breastfeeding and Jury Duty

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