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Statewide Policies in Support of Breastfeeding

Thanks to new policies adopted in North Carolina, nursing mothers may discover that it is a little easier to find private places for breastfeeding or expressing milk. In July 2010, the North Carolina Division of Child Development passed a policy requiring all licensed child care centers and family day care homes to provide space, other than a bathroom, where a mother may breastfeed or express milk. In addition, July 1, 2010, marked the first day of implementation for the Lactation Policy, a policy passed by the NC Office of State Personnel requiring state agencies to provide space and paid break time for women to breastfeed or express milk as needed.


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