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Support for Nursing Parents

Lactation Support Program

The Lactation Support Program encompasses the accommodations available to expecting and new parents, supporting their transition back into the workplace or classes after the birth of their child. Chico State understands the difficulty of leaving your newborn and is committed to easing the transition through accommodations for employee break times and use of campus lactation rooms.

The benefits of breastfeeding are widely recognized and include increased immune function and an effect on insulin levels of newborns. Chico State respects a parent's choice to do what is in the best interest for their child and desires to accommodate those who choose to continue breastfeeding their children after transitioning back into the workplace or classes.

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CSU Guidelines

Signed into effect on March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provides that employers are required to accommodate allocated break time and a location for which new or nursing parents may express breast milk. This provision is inclusive to all lactating parents through the first year of the child's life. Information about CSU’s guidelines regarding break time for nursing parents can be found CSU Systemwide Human Resources New Break Time Regulation for Nursing Mothers (PDF)

Any questions regarding to CSU interpretation or implementation of PPACA may be directed to Human Resources, Kendall Hall, Room 220 at 530-898-4949.

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