Workplace Support in North Dakota

In 2009, the North Dakota Legislature passed legislation which established an "infant-friendly" designation for workplaces who adopt breastfeeding support policies. 

The North Dakota Department of Health is here to assist your workplace with questions. 

Click here for a Sample Workplace Breastfeeding Policy template or contact infantfriendly@nd.gov. 

A business is designated as Infant Friendly if they have a formal policy addressing: 

  • TIME: Allow flexible break times for expression of milk.
  • SPACE: 
    • Provide a clean, private space (not a toilet stall or restroom) for pumping.
    • Provide access to a clean water source for washing hands and cleaning pump equipment.
    • Provide options for storage of breastmilk, with either a refrigerator or allowing the employee to bring a personal cooler.
  • SUPPORT: Educate all staff about your workplace breastfeeding policy.

If you are located in Bismarck, Fargo or Grand Forks, check out the links below for local resources. 

Both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding

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