If you are breastfeeding, we want you to be successful!
To get help planning your return to work while breastfeeding, or with questions about working and breastfeeding, consult with a public health nurse by calling our breastfeeding line at (608) 243-0449 or check out our online resources at the Breastfeeding Education and Support, PHMDC.
Private lactation rooms are available on the 2nd and 5th floor of the City-County Building to express breast milk. Room 200 on the 2nd floor is unlocked from 7am-5pm Monday-Friday when not in use. The lactation room in 507 on the 5th floor can be accessed from 7:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday by coming to the receptionist desk through the main door. Alternatively, reserve a conference room for breastfeeding.
Video: Family & Medical Leave and Disability Leave/Layoff
A half-hour video presentation on the City of Madison policies and procedures relating to FMLA.
If you will be needing to pump breast milk while in the community, you can find pumping-friendly locations in Dane County from the Breastfeeding Coalition of South Central Wisconsin.
Department of Labor: Break Time for Nursing Employees under the FSLA
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to provide break time and private locations for nursing employees.