Can I get a breast pump for free?
Yes. Soldiers and military family members are able to receive manual, electric or hospital grade breast pump for free provided they have a
prescription under this
coverage policy issued by Tricare .
Can I store breastmilk during Army field training and mobility exercises?
for TB MED 530 allows for storage and management of breastmilk in field food establishment refrigerators during field training and mobility exercises.
What Army uniforms can I wear during pregnancy and postpartum?
Regulation 40-502, Medical Readiness
(2019) para 3-7 and 3-8 authorizes the wear of non-permethrin treated duty uniforms during lactation. DA MEMO Authorizing Female Soldiers to wear BF T-Shirt gives authorization to wear an optional Tan 499 or Sand T-Shirt with the Class C Utility Uniforms during their postpartum nursing period.
What other topics are addressed by Army policies?
• Postpartum profile policy (Soldiers):
of the Army Pamphlet 40-502, Medical Readiness
(2019) para 4-12.
• Space requirements and time recommendations for breastfeeding and pumping (Soldiers and civilian):
• Early postpartum and workplace lactation support in MEDCOM facilities. (Soldiers and civilian):
OTSG/MEDCOM Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Policy 16-005
What other US Federal policies address breastfeeding in the workplace?
of Personnel Management (OPM) Nursing Mother's in Federal
offers guidance to executive branch civilian employees on workplace accommodations for employees who are nursing mothers.
Federal Worksite Lactation Accommodation
of the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Section 4207 requires businesses with >50 employees to implement basic lactation support.
OPM Guide for Establishing a Nursing Mother's Program
is the OPM guide for nursing mothers who want to continue lactation after they return to the office.