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Lactation/Breast Feeding Policy

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WVU Lactation Support Program

WVU's program to support mothers who need to express breast milk. They must be permitted to visit lactation rooms when necessary and be provided reasonable time to do so.

WVU Lactation Program

Lactation Network

Accessible locations to express milk are located across Morgantown campuses. View the full list of locations and resources. Dedicated lactation rooms across campus may also be found on the free Mamava app, available on the IOS Apple Store or Google Play.

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Federal Law

Recognizing the health benefits of breastfeeding, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) provides two major provisions to encourage nursing parents to achieve their breastfeeding goals: (1) reasonable break time to express milk and (2) health insurance benefits to defray the costs associated with providing breastmilk to infants, including coverage of breastfeeding education and supplies in non-grandfathered health insurance plans.

Section 4207 of the ACA requires employers … to provide reasonable break time and a private, non-bathroom space for nursing parents to express breast milk during the workday ...

”. . ., a woman may breastfeed her child at any location in a Federal building or on Federal property, if the woman and her child are otherwise authorized to be present at the location.” – Treasury-Postal Appropriations bill. PL 106-58, Section 647.

Affordable Care Act Right to Express Milk FAQs

WV Law

WV Code §61-8-9. Indecent exposure. (a) “... That it is not considered indecent exposure for a mother to breast feed a child in any location, public or private.”

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