What Army Regulations address breastfeeding and lactation support?
Regulation 600-20, Army Command
Policy (2020) section 5-5 is the primary source of requirements for breastfeeding and lactation support. Additional Army policies that address other breastfeeding topics are on the DCPH-A Breastfeeding Policy webpage.
• Details about breastfeeding and lactation policy are required to be established by local installation plans. Submitting a breastfeeding support plan memorandum for approval by a commander can assist Soldiers in breastfeeding upon return to military duty.
• See common questions related to Army Policy about
free breast pumps,
where breastmilk can be stored in field settings, and
what uniforms can be worn.
What guidance is there pertaining to breastfeeding and COVID-19?
See the DCPH-A COVID-19 Pregnancy and Breastfeeding webpage.
What other information on breastfeeding is recommended?
See the DCPH-A Breastfeeding Resources and Breastfeeding Policies webpages.
For services available through the Military Health System, visit their Women's Health webpage.