Breastfeeding in the Navy
Breastfeeding is an important choice all new mothers must make. For those Sailors who choose to continue breastfeeding or pumping when they return to duty, Navy is here to help by providing breastfeeding resources and clean, private lactation rooms.
The resources below can help you…
- Learn what Navy’s policy is on breastfeeding and lactation rooms
- Better understand why breastfeeding is medically recommended, cost-effective and supports command readiness
- Set up a lactation room or Nursing Mothers Program at your own command
Facts: Why Breastfeeding Matters
Findings from the 2018 Personal and Professional Choices Survey
: Breastfeeding, Pumping, Lactation Rooms and Nursing Mothers Programs
Navy Lactation Rooms and Nursing Mothers Program
Looking to set up a command lactation room or Nursing Mothers Program (NMP)?
Here are some resources and examples to help get you started:
If you’re at a command with no available space for a lactation room, contact us at the email address below to discuss options.
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