Air Force improves lactation support for nursing mothers

The updated policy, which is effective immediately, increases flexibility with lactation breaks and also mandates access to a refrigerator for the purpose of storing human milk.
A nursing mother assigned to U.S. Space Command uses resources located in the private nursing mother’s room in Building 1, Sept. 11, 2020 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. An Air Force guidance memorandum signed on August 15 2020 details responsibilities and procedural steps to better enable commanders to align the needs of nursing mothers with mission requirements by supporting nursing mothers with a private, secure and clean area within unit facilities. (U.S. Space Force photo by 2nd Lt. Idalí Beltré Acevedo)

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