Dear Worksite Partner,
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is committed to promoting and protecting a mother’s right to breastfeed her child for as long as she chooses. Doctors recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least six (6) months for the optimal health of a mother and her child.
New York State Labor Law (Section 206-c) requires employers to provide reasonable time for an employee to express milk during the work period as well as private space (not a bathroom) that is free from intrusion by co-workers and the public. These provisions must be accommodated for up to three years after the birth of the child.
The ECDOH provides support and technical assistance to companies interested in receiving the designation of a "Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace". For additional information or questions, please contact Kelly Asher at (716) 858-7685 or Kelly.Asher@erie.gov.
This assessment form was adapted from the Niagara County Department of Health Accommodations for Breastfeeding in the Workplace.
Instructions: We ask that you please take a few minutes to complete and submit the form below to let us know what you are doing to make your workplace breastfeeding friendly.