51 by 51: Break Times for Nursing Mothers

From Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox’s office (R-Colonial Heights). The Virginia House of Delegates is continuing to highlight 51 unique accomplishments of the 51 members of the Republican-led House of Delegates from the 2019 General Assembly session….

Mothers don’t stop being mothers just because they are at work. A mother’s need to nurse or pump for a newborn baby continues even once she has returned to the workplace.

This is why this year the House of Delegates passed Delegate David Yancey’s legislation to ensure mothers are guaranteed break times to nurse or pump for up to one year after the child’s birth.

Diversity in the workplace is crucial to any place of employment and ensuring mothers feel comfortable returning to work upon the birth of a child guarantees more women remain in the workplace.

Providing these breaks are important to building healthy families and for that reason it is one of our 51 accomplishments by the 51 members of the Republican-led House of Delegates.