We strongly encourage the committee to support House Bill 5271. Connecticut has done the right thing for working parents who breastfeed by clearly requiring employers to support breastfeeding in the workplace. This bill strengthens those requirements by clarifying that the pumping space for expressing breastmilk, which employers are already required to provide, must include (unless there is an undue hardship) privacy, access to cold storage, and access to an electrical outlet. These standards strongly support breastfeeding parents and make it more likely that parents can continue in their preferred method of feeding their children, including with breastmilk.



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H.B. 5271