Institute for Patient-Centered Design, Inc.

Design with Patients in Mind

Design for Moms and Babies

Effective March 23, 2010, the Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to provide "a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk."  (United States Department of Labor. [2010] "Break Time for Nursing Mothers")

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.

To learn more about design for moms and babies and to receive continuing education credit, please take our course entitled LD001 Lactation Design: Facility Solutions for Supporting Breastfeeding in the Hospital, the Community and the Workplace.

Breastfeeding Moms, their Employers and Communities 
Should Know:

  • Most state laws protect a mother's right to breastfeed in public.