Thank you for your interest in supporting breastfeeding at your workplace! The North Dakota Department of Health is here to assist you with tips for creating an Infant Friendly Workplace:

Appropriate Space:

Lactation rooms are a private space (other than a bathroom) that can be used to express milk. Businesses are not required to have specific rooms designated only for pumping, however it is encouraged. Click here for tips on selecting a location and determining the appropriate amount of space. If permanent space is not available check out these creative room solutions.

Adequate Time:

Breaks throughout the work day help the mother to stay on a breastfeeding schedule. The frequency and duration of pumping sessions will vary by mother and length of time breastfeeding. Check out these time solutions as you are working to establish your Infant Friendly Workplace.


Policies are important to have in place so the business can set boundaries protecting both the business and it’s employees. Use our Sample Workplace Policy template to help start your policy development.

Complete the Infant Friendly Workplace Application once your policy is complete. 

Click here to learn more about the Federal Law “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” or the North Dakota Law establishing our Infant Friendly Workplace Program.


Employers Share Experiences and Support for Breastfeeding

An employer and a breastfeeding employee share their story about how and why they made their workplace supportive of breastfeeding. To view more videos from the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition, visit their YouTube channel.  


Both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding