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We have partnered with a creative team of designers to review steps for establishing lactation rooms in new and existing facilities, as well as new and innovative solutions to create a clean supportive environment for users.

Breastfeeding Moms, their Employers and Communities

Should Know:

Breastfeeding is highly recommended by theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, theUS Surgeon General, the CDC and the World Health Organizationfor the health benefits that it affords to babies and their mothers.

Federal and State laws protect US mothers' right to express breast milk in the workplace.

Moststate laws protect a mother's right to breastfeed in public.

About the Mom Friendly Network

Institute for Patient-Centered Design, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improve patient outcomes through environmental design. We have created the Lactation Design Program to raise awareness of the impact that physical accommodations may have on a mother's breastfeeding decisions. The Mom Friendly Network is a component of the Lactation Design Initiative. The Network strives to raise awareness of breastfeeding advantages, rights, and the needs of breastfeeding moms in order to break breastfeeding barriers that many mothers face outside of the home.

  • Our team is comprised of mothers, clinicians and design professionals, collaborating to assist companies in providing appropriate accommodations for breastfeeding moms.

The Institute is working to improve healthcare environments by serving as patient advocates in the

design of health facilities.

You may also find our research paper published in theHealth Environments Research & Design Journal.

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