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Lactation Policies


UNC Lactation Support Policy

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) recognizes the importance and benefits of breastfeeding/chestfeeding and human milk for both the individual breastfeeding/chestfeeding/lactating and their children, and in promoting a family-friendly work and study environment.

Learn more about UNC's University Regulations Article 12: Lactation Support Policy

The Colorado Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers Act (2008)

The Colorado Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers Act (2008) establishes a standard for an employer to:

  • Provide reasonable unpaid break time or allow an employee to use paid break and/or meal time to express breast milk for her nursing child for up to 2 years after the child’s birth
  • Make reasonable efforts to provide a nursing mother with a private location in close proximity to her work area (other than a restroom stall) in which to express breast milk
  • Not discriminate against women for expressing breast milk in the workplace

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at cwge@unco.edu.