The law requires employers to provide accommodations to breastfeeding employees to express milk.
“The HSE would like to let mothers and mothers-to-be, and their families, know about the breastfeeding supports that are available,” a spokesperson said.
“These include the free Ask our Expert service and live Web Chat provided by Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) at
“A revised model of the Baby Friendly Initiative is being developed currently, and we will start implementing it next year,” says Siobhan Hourigan, National Breastfeeding Coordinator at the HSE.
"Our goal is to ensure that best quality breastfeeding practices and supports are in place across all 19 maternity hospitals in order to achieve the desired increase in breastfeeding rates”.
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) makes some provision for reasonable accommodations in this context, but only provides for unpaid time.