Workplace Lactation Policy
Washington University is committed to supporting employees who choose to breastfeed or express milk during work hours. The university provides multiple appropriate locations and a reasonable amount of break time to accommodate employees who are nursing mothers for a period of at least 12 months after this birth of the nursing child.
Ideally, the time will run concurrently with an employee’s paid break time. The university will make separate or additional time available if it is not possible for the lactation time to run concurrently with the employee’s existing paid break time, but the additional break time may be unpaid.
It is assumed that university operations will not be seriously disrupted by providing lactation time to the employee.