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Exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months after birth is optimal for the health of a mother and her infant. The Task Force would like to recognize employers that support breastfeeding in their workplaces.

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Businesses see value in supporting Breastfeeding!

Breastfeeding Support in the Workplace

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Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Applicaton

Purpose of NH Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Award

The New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force aims to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding. Exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months after birth is optimal for the health of a mother and her infant. The health benefits of breastfeeding are so well documented that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all infants be breastfed for at least one year and longer if mother and baby desire. Family friendly workplace practices and policies are essential for working mothers to give their babies the healthiest start in life.

Breastfeeding makes good business sense for all of New Hampshire. When our businesses support their employees in continuing to breastfeed, everyone wins. Businesses are rewarded with less absenteeism, increased employee loyalty and lower health care costs. Mothers and babies experience the health benefits of breastfeeding, businesses recruit and retain employees and it all translates to positive benefits for companies giving the business a positive family friendly image in the community and State.

Transforming your business into a breastfeeding friendly workplace can be simple. The New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force looks forward to recognizing you and your efforts to support New Hampshire families.

Eligibility and Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Award Criteria

Although certain accommodations for nursing mothers are required per the Federal Break Time for Nursing Mothers Law, the Task Force is seeking employers who are establishing and maintaining comprehensive, high-quality lactation support for their employees.

In addition to basic requirements of the Federal Break Time for Nursing Mothers, the following are required:

  • A written breastfeeding policy that is communicated and provided to all employees

  • A private and secure room with a lockable door (not a bathroom)

  • A comfortable chair

  • Flexible (paid or unpaid) breaks of at least 15-20 minutes every 2-3 hours


The Task Force also recognizes any or all additional breastfeeding support elements offered within the business:

  • Educational breastfeeding materials for all expectant parents

  • Refrigerator nearby for milk storage

  • Nearby sink

  • Electrical outlet

  • Small table or shelf

  • Radio/CD player

  • Breastfeeding artwork

  • Ability to work part-time or flexible schedule

  • Flex time offered

  • Job-sharing

  • On-site child care

  • List of regional breastfeeding supports provided and maintained

  • Lactation consultant services provided by employer's insurance or paid for by employer

  • Lending library with breastfeeding resources

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted and granted anytime throughout the year. Awards will be publicly announced at the annual New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force conference in June of every year and also publicized through local and state press releases and on the Task Force website.

Please complete the self-assessment application below or download & send a copy to:

New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force
P.O. Box 3914
Concord, NH 03302-3914

Email option: send to

New Hampshire Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Award

Click to download the Employer Award Application

New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Award Application

Please fill out all fields of the following form in order to submit.

If selected as an award winner, would you be willing to serve as a resource for other employers?
How long has your lactation/breastfeeding support been in place?
Award Criteria (indicate all that apply)
Any or all additional breastfeeding support elements offered within the business:

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Previously Awarded Recipients 


Monadnock Food Coop, Keene

Adventure Ready Brands, Littleton

Home Health Hospice & Community Services

The ARK Learning of Tilton

The Learning Center of Hooksett

The Learning Center of Londonderry


Crust and Crumb Bakery, Concord

NHTI Community College, Concord

Lakes Region Community Services, Laconia

Vygon USA, Dover

Under His Wings Preschool, Gilford


Novocure, Portsmouth

Gilford Elementary School, Gilford


The Child & Family Development Center at NHTI, Concord Community College

Manchester Community College, Manchester

Revision Energy, Brentwood

NH Department of Environmental Services, Concord

Manchester Community Health, Manchester

Interware Development Company, Amherst

Relief Parenting Respite & Resource Center, Hampton



New London Hospital

Catherine Bardier, Shari Bostwick, Tina Walker

Navy Operational Support Center

Command Chief Elise Jewett

Associated Grocers

Sarah Masters


WS Badger, Gilsum

Goodwin Community Health, Somersworth

Hannaford Supermarket and Pharmacy, Plymouth

Southwestern Community Services, Keene


Concord Hospital, Concord

The Chesire County, Keene


Dyn, Manchester


Elliot Hospital, Manchester

Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterboro

Plymouth State College


Stonyfield, Londonderry

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