Lactation Education in Kansas

Support Your Breastfeeding Workers and Their Children

More employers need lactation education in Kansas.

Kansas law protects a woman’s right to breastfeed in public, which includes many places of business. The responsibility of an employer in a public-facing business is two-fold then: to educate both their staff and their patrons.

At the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, it’s part of our mission to provide employers the lactation education they need to support their employees and customers.

Learn more about the basics of breastfeeding

Resources At Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

 

 

Breastfeeding 101

Our introductory course covers the basics of making milk, latching, and positioning. Lactation supporters, community health workers, home visitors, and anyone who supports families in the postpartum period will learn everything needed to know about effective breastfeeding from birth and how to return to work or school.

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Breastfeeding Welcome Here

The goal of this campaign is to encourage more women to breastfeed their babies and for a longer duration by assisting our communities to become more friendly toward breastfeeding families.

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Breastfeeding Webinars

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition also offers occasional webinars that focus on specific topics that intersect with breastfeeding/human milk feeding.

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Why lactation education in Kansas matters in the workplace

  • It’s the law (PUMP Act and Pregnant Workers Fairness Act)
  • Reduces health care costs
  • Increase retention and recruitment of quality employees
  • Reduces absenteeism

Resources for Employer Lactation Education in Kansas

General Resources

Guide for Nursing Employees

5 Step List For Returning to Work

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work (CDC)

CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard Manual

Returning to Work Checklist (English)

Returning to Work Checklist (Spanish)

Door Hanger (2019)

Employee Assistance Referral Form

Pump Bag Tag

Communication Flow Chart

Workplace Protections for Breastfeeding

Guide to Workplace Law

Department of Labor Fact Sheet

Rights of Breastfeeding Workers in the Context of Covid-19

Breastfeeding Rights Flyer (English)

Breastfeeding Rights Flyer (Spanish)

Nursing Mothers, Workplace Protections (English)

Nursing Mothers, Workplace Protections (Spanish)

Know Your Rights: Nursing Workers & FMLA (slides)

PUMP Act – What You Should Know

PUMP Act Protections for Transportation Workers

Know Your Workplace Lactation Rights

COVID Pregnant Worker Guide

COVID 19 Workplace Guidance

Make Your Business Welcoming

Breastfeeding Welcome Here Tool Kit (English)

Breastfeeding Welcome Here Tool Kit (Spanish)

BWH Educational Poster (English)

BWH Educational Poster (Spanish)

BWH Table (English)

BWH Table (Spanish)

BWH TK Image

Breastfeeding is good for everyone Flyer

Creating communities where breastfeeding families feel welcome Flyer

Health Ministers Guide to BF

KBC Business Pledge

Outreach Tools for Enrolled Establishments

Breastfeeding at Swimming Pools

Wallet Card Front-Back 2022

Lets Give Her a Break

Multilingual Resources

Receso par Madres que Amamantan

Vamos a darle una pausa (Spanish)

Aan Siino iyada waqti Fasax (Somali)

Como Hablar con tu Jefe Acerca tu Extractor de Leche Materna

Embarazo: Tiene derecho a ser tratado con igualdad

Madres Que Están Lactancia Maternal Protecciones Laborales

Lactancia 911

Resources for Employers

Lactation Accommodations Laws & Policies: What Every Manager Should Know

Providing Lactation Upgrades and Support (Video)

Sample Workplace Policy For Handbook

Supporting Breastfeeding Employees Policy (template)

Employer Communication Plan

Employer Mini Report – Accommodating Breastfeeding Employees

Resources for School Districts, Colleges, & Universities

“Grab & Go” Support for Breastfeeding Faculty & Staff (summary document)

Supporting Breastfeeding Faculty & Staff (slides)

“Let’s Give Her a Break” for schools (poster)

Toolkit for Establishing Lactation Support on University and College Campuses

Lactation 101: Lactation Accommodations in Los Angeles County Higher Education

Posters – directed to students with messages to continue breastfeeding while studying.

School Employee Poster

KBC School District Baseline Assessment

Title IX Handout – The Pregnant Scholar

Fort Scott Success Story

Lawrence Success Story

Take the Breastfeeding Welcome Here Pledge

Take the Pledge

Create a safe space

Support lactation education in Kansas to increase acceptance in the community.



Be a supportive boss

Let breastfeeding parents know they are supported in your workplace in practice not just by law.



Improve the lives of Kansas kids

Provide foundational health impact for the children of your workers.

Get Connected With the KBC

The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition is a central hub for breastfeeding resources in Kansas. We are working to build a culture of breastfeeding support. Join us in breaking down barriers to breastfeeding!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I support breastfeeding parents in the workplace?

A well-informed staff is critical to the support of breastfeeding parents, as well as informed customers. Clear guidelines minimize confusion or misinterpretation of expectations. Staff need to know why welcoming breastfeeding is important, and what is expected of them. See our resources section to learn more!

What is covered by the new PUMP Act and Pregnant Workers Fairness laws?

The PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act expands the legal right to receive pumping breaks and private space to nearly 9 million more workers, including teachers, registered nurses, farmworkers, and many others.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act gives pregnant and postpartum workers, including breastfeeding employees, a right to reasonable workplace accommodations, including lactation accommodations.

Is breastfeeding protected by law in the workplace?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for nursing parents at work. Employers are required to allow those workers to take breaks to express milk as needed until their child is 1 year old.