Nursing Mothers Program
At NIH, we care about the health and well being of our employees. We know that returning to work after having a new baby can be difficult, especially for women who choose to breastfeed. We want to provide the worksite assistance you need for you and your baby to remain happy and healthy.
The NIH Nursing Mothers Program (formerly known as the Lactation Program) provides services that address many of the concerns that future and current nursing mothers have. The program provides the emotional support and worksite assistance nursing mothers need to make the return to work less stressful.
The Nursing Mothers Program includes:
This program is a permanent part of the Office of Research Services, Division of Occupational Health and Safety’s services. For information regarding NIH Child Care Programs, please visit the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services Website.
- prenatal breastfeeding education classes taught at various locations on campus;
- telephone support while on maternity leave, providing advice and problem-solving during the first critical weeks;
- return-to-work consultation; and
- onsite lactation rooms in various buildings, all equipped with breast pumps.