Checklist: Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplaces

Screen Shot 2016-11-10 at 2.34.13 PMAre you working in a breastfeeding-friendly work environment? Are you providing one for your employees? The Minnesota Department of Health recognizes workplaces that have demonstrated their commitment to supporting breastfeeding mothers by creating a workplace lactation support program and resources.

1. Use the self-assessment checklist (PDF) to review the criteria for Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace recognition and help guide the development of your workplace lactation support program.

2. Apply for recognition as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace (PDF). Applications for recognition as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace are accepted at any time but are reviewed twice annually. Applications are due by Aug. 15 and Feb. 15 for review by the end of the following month.

Email questions about the recognition program or application process to


Clipart of woman breastfeedingAccess the Center’s one-page brief Why Breastfeed? to get information about the benefits of breastfeeding for the mother and infant, and learn about Healthy People 2020 objectives around increasing the number of infants who are breastfed.