Reducing Breastfeeding Disparities in California through Lactation Accommodation Workgroup


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Reducing Breastfeeding Disparities in California through Lactation Accommodation Workgroup

State/JurisdictionSettingPopulationTopic AreaNPMs
CaliforniaWorkplacePerinatal/Infant HealthHealth Equity, Birth Outcomes & Breastfeeding4

The purpose of the “Reducing Breastfeeding Disparities in California through Lactation Accommodation Workgroup” is to collaborate to build capacity to support workplace lactation accommodation in California and reduce related disparities. We did this by convening high level stakeholders that represented various state and federal lactation accommodation laws in California. The core components of this workgroup were 1) clarifying laws, 2) ensuring q and a’s on stakeholder web pages were accurate, 3) ensuring that all stakeholders provided consistent helpful information on lactation accommodation, 4) providing education to the public via educational materials, social media, webinars, and conference workshops, 5) elevating lactation accommodation as part of California’s World Breastfeeding Awareness month, and 6) providing input into a 2020 Brief entitled “Lactation Support for Low-Wage Workers.”


contact information

California WIC Association
Karen Farley
kfarley@calwic.org
530-400-5842

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