Federal law protects pregnant and postpartum workers and requires lactation accommodations for almost all employees.
See the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition for more details and additional information on workplace lactation support.
The following websites include resources that help support breastfeeding and human milk feeding efforts.
- Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine—Brings medical doctors together to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding around the world.
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Breastfeeding—Provides recommendations, guidelines, and resources to health care professionals working with breastfeeding families.
- CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): Breastfeeding—Includes data and statistics, guidelines and recommendations, and more.
- The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding—Provides the key findings and action steps from this 2011 report.
- U.S. Breastfeeding Committee—Brings organizations together to promote, protect and support breastfeeding across the country.
- Well Badger Resource Center—Offers a one-stop connection to community, social, health, and government programs.
- Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants—Offers support and education to lactation consultants, as well as supporting breastfeeding initiatives.
- Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition—Works to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding in Wisconsin.
- Mother’s Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes—Serves families in Wisconsin and Illinois by collecting, pasteurizing, and dispensing donor human milk to premature babies and pediatric patients.
The following Division of Public Health programs and initiatives support breastfeeding and human milk feeding efforts in Wisconsin.
- Maternal and Child Health Program (Title V)—Program that strives to improve the health and well-being of mothers, infants, children, and youth, and their families. This includes children and youth with special health care needs.
- Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity: Breastfeeding Initiatives—Program that offers resources to assess and implement breastfeeding supports and practices.
- Wisconsin WIC Program: Breastfeeding—Program that offers breastfeeding support to participating families.
Note on inclusive language
We recognize that not all people use the term “breastfeeding.” Chestfeeding and bodyfeeding are other ways to describe the feeding of human milk to a child, whether directly from an individual or from those who exclusively pump their milk or use a supplemental nursing system. While our resources may occasionally use the term “breastfeeding” and “mothers,” we intend for this information to be inclusive of all families.