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Virginia Breastfeeding Coalition

Normalizing Breastfeeding and Supporting Healthy Families in Virginia

Virginia Workplace Lactation Law Accommodations

Virginia Human Rights Act

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PREGNANCY

What are your rights?

Reasonable Accommodations Effective July 1, 2020, employers with five or more employees for a 20-week period in the current or preceding year must provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including lactation, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship.

Reasonable Accommodations

Examples of reasonable accommodations include more frequent or longer bathroom breaks, breaks to express breast milk, access to a private location other than a bathroom for the expression of breast milk, acquisition or modification of equipment or access to or modification of employee seating, a temporary transfer to a less strenuous or hazardous position, assistance with manual labor, job restructuring, a modified work schedule, light duty assignments, and leave to recover from childbirth.

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Milkmaker superpowers!#Repost @kellyibclc• • • • • •Lafayette, ColoradoRaise your hand if you have breastfed (or pumped) with Covid, the Flu, or another serious illness? How did your baby fare?When you are exposed to a virus or another illness, your body begins making antibodies to fight it right away before you have any symptoms. Before you have symptoms, your baby is exposed, but luckily your body is already giving your baby part of your immune system to help fight it!Secretory IgA are the main antibodies that are passed from the mother to the baby through the breastmilk to fight off viruses and other pathogens. These antibodies specifically target the unwanted pathogen. All of this happens, before either of you have symptoms.Once you have symptoms, there is no additional risk to baby. They have already been exposed and need you and your milk more than ever. If you are breastfeeding, you are a huge part of their immune system and that is the last thing we want to take away.Antibodies aren't the only way breastmilk protects your little one from unwanted viruses and other pathogens. Oligosaccharides and Mucins bind unwanted bacteria and viruses. Lactoferrin and B12 Binding Protein keep food away from pathogens. Different types of white blood cells in the milk destroy unwanted bacteria. And so much more.#breastfeeding #breastfeedingwithcovid #COVID19 #pumping #breastfeedingmom #liquidgold #antibodies #breastfeedingwhilesick #ibclc #lactation #lactationconsultant #pumpinmom #breastmilk #normalizebreastfeeding #secretoryiga #breastfeedingsupport #breastfeedingjourney #breastfeedingmoms #breastfeedingproblems #postpartumhealth #pregnancy #firsttimemama #newmama #nursingmom #lactationsupport #momlife #postpartumsupport #forthtrimester ... See MoreSee Less
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