Roosevelt Park Zoo is expected to have a Mamava lactation station installed next spring in the children’s area near the red barn. Moms visiting the zoo will be able to stop in to express milk or breastfeed their babies in privacy and comfort.
The free-standing Mamava lactation suite provides privacy, cleanliness, as well as space for a mom, her luggage and additional children that may be with her. It has a fold down table and benches plus AC and USB power outlets to plug in electric breast pumps for expressing milk.
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.