Virginia Breastfeeding Coalition

Normalizing Breastfeeding and Supporting Healthy Families in Virginia

Virginia Workplace Lactation Law Accommodations

Virginia Human Rights Act


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.


The smell of peace. Take time to savor the moments.
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The smell of peace

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"The numerous benefits of breastfeeding substantially outweigh the potential risks of transmission and illness associated with the COVID-19 virus."

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"Its called liquid gold for a reason." Thank you! #Repost @baobeimaternity
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Have you used #breastmilk for anything other than feeding your babe?
Did you know breast milk has antiseptic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties?

We all know about the amazing nutritional and immunity-boosting benefits of breastmilk for feeding babies, but what about other surprising practical uses? There are some astonishing applications to treat everything from mom’s sore nipples to baby’s goopy eyes.

Keep in mind that there is not necessarily any medical proof that any of these treatments actually work. It’s definitely not a “cure it all”, when it doubt always check with your doctor. However, most moms swear by it!

It’s called liquid gold for a reason😁

#postpartum #momlife #breastfeeding #milkmaker #newborn #womenareamazing #liquidgold #milkmagic
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Keep them close! #Repost @marissathemilkmom
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Babies are instinctually wired to seek closeness with their parents and caregivers. Their survival instincts depend on it.⠀

So when you set your baby down and they wake up 5 minutes later, or they want to nurse shortly after they just finished nursing, or want to be rocked to sleep, or want to be held non stop....⠀

It's not something you did. Your baby isn't broken, or spoiled, or manipulating you. They're being a baby. This is normal!⠀

So crush those voices that tell you they need to be doing this, that, or the other thing. ⠀

And cuddle your babies and children. You will never look back and wish you'd cuddled them less.

#Attachment is #imperative #breastfeeding is #life #humanmilk #ourbiology #normalize #babywearing #immunesupport #buildinglove
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Just because! #Repost @lalecheleaguearizona
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Just because! Anyone familiar with these? Nice little check in with the parent, a quick kiss in the head~ and they’re off again. ☺️ #humanmilk #justbecause #milksupply #Repost from @lalecheleaguenz

“... Those little “just because” nursings that aren’t about food, but those casual, quick nursings are what keep a milk supply robust”
- The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th Edition
#breastfeeding #breastfeedingsupport #attachmentparenting #connection #lllnz #lalacheleague #thewomanlyartofbreastfeeding #breastfeedinginpublic #normalisebreastfeeding #breastfeedingtoddlers

[Image: woman in hiking clothing sits on a rock at the side of the track to breastfeed a toddler in a rural backdrop. Text: “those little “just because” nursing’s that aren’t about food, but those casual, quick nursing’s are what keep a milk supply robust” - The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 8th Edition]
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