Breastfeeding Support

Woman kisses her newborn babyBreastfeeding is the healthiest option for babies and mothers. The Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six months, with complementary foods introduced around six months. They support continued breastfeeding after solid foods are introduced as long as mom and baby desire, for 2 years or beyond.

However, according to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, in Colorado only 1 in 4 infants are breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life and 1 in 4 infants continue to be breastfed through their first birthday. When you choose to breastfeed, you build a strong foundation for your baby and make an investment in your baby's future.

Breastfeeding mothers need support from their community to be successful.

Meet Our Staff

Breastfeeding Resources for Families

Breastfeeding Education

Colorado Laws that Support Breastfeeding Families

The primary goals of breastfeeding laws are to support breastfeeding families and improve the health of Coloradans by reducing barriers to increase breastfeeding duration and exclusivity rates.

Colorado laws that support breastfeeding


WIC clients can speak to their counselor for help or refer to the WIC Breastfeeding Resources.

Choosing Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare Providers

The person you choose to watch your baby when you are away should be supportive of your feeding choice. Be sure to share the below resources with your child care provider, family, and friends. 

Support for Working Parents

 If you're going back to work or school, learn how to make this transition easier: Life with Breastfeeding |  Tu Vida y la Lactancia

Breastfeeding Resources for Others

Contact Us

  1. Heidi Williams

    WIC Manager

    6162 S. Willow Dr., Suite 100 
    Greenwood Village, CO 80111

    Phone: 303-734-5457

Although this webpage uses the terms breastfeeding, mothers and fathers, this information is meant to be inclusive of all families. 

Additional Resources

  1. Any Employer
  2. Medical Office
  3. Childcare Provider

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces

Breastfeeding moms face logistical obstacles to being successful. As an employer, you have the opportunity to be supportive and help your staff provide the ideal nutrition for their babies. Breastfeeding friendly employers have healthier work forces and overall better morale.

Supporting Breastfeeding At Work: a Colorado toolkit for employers and businesses.

Benefits to the Bottom Line

Support for nursing women at work is good for businesses and can produce a 3 to 1 return on investment through:

  • Lower health care costs due to healthier babies and moms
  • Reduced rate of absenteeism due to infant illness (among both mothers and fathers)
  • Lower turnover rates
  • Improved employee productivity and loyalty
  • A more family-friendly image in the community

Being a breastfeeding friendly employer is a strategic way to attract, retain and engage mothers with infants.

Employer Responsibilities

Federal and Colorado laws protect breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. A breastfeeding mother’s needs are simple and few. All Colorado employers are required to:

  • Provide reasonable time (unpaid or paid break and/or meal time) for mothers to express milk at work for up to 2 years after the birth of her child.
  • Make reasonable efforts to provide suitable, private space (other than a bathroom stall) in close proximity to her work area.
  • Not discriminate against a woman for expressing milk in the workplace.

Becoming a Breastfeeding Friendly Employer

Pregnant woman speaks with a nurseCreating a breastfeeding friendly environment for your staff is easy. We will help you achieve the breastfeeding friendly employer designation by putting the following in place: 

  • A written lactation policy
  • Few or no barriers to scheduling pumping breaks during the workday
  • A prioritized or designated private pumping space that is not a restroom or toilet stall

For more information on becoming a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite, contact Breastfeeding Policy Specialist Sue Howk, RDN, at