Nursing Mothers

Washington and Lee University supports nursing mothers by providing reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child's birth. Assistance is provided in locating a place (other than a bathroom) that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public to be used to express breast milk. Refrigeration may be provided by Human Resources for the storage of expressed breast milk during the work day.

Nursing mothers are encouraged to discuss their individual needs with their supervisors. Employees may also contact Human Resources for assistance in locating an appropriate space for expressing milk or with questions regarding this policy.