For proper storage of breast milk, the US CDC recommends using the following storage and preparation techniques to keep expressed breast milk clean and safe for feeding infants later. These tips cover storing pumped or hand expressed breast milk at different temperatures in refrigerated units. This CDC chart creates a quick printable summary to reference each time you store milk. The following factors determine how long expressed milk can be safely stored: Volume of milk (How much milk is...
Mastitis is an infection and inflammation of the breast tissue that occurs most frequently while a woman is lactating and breastfeeding. It can occur when bacteria, often from the baby's mouth, enter a milk duct through a crack in the nipple. See also Mastitis While Breastfeeding . About 1%-3% of breastfeeding mothers develop mastitis. Engorgement and incomplete breast emptying can contribute to the problem and make the symptoms worse. Breast infections most commonly occur one to three months...
Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 207) is amended by adding at the end the following:
1:(r)An employer shall provide—
(A) a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk; and
(B) a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.
2: An employer shall not be required to compensate an employee receiving reasonable break time under paragraph (1) for any work time spent for such purpose.
3: An employer that employs less than 50 employees shall not be subject to the requirements of this subsection, if such requirements would impose an undue hardship by causing the employer significant difficulty or expense when considered in relation to the size, financial resources, nature, or structure of the employer’s business.