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 address other specific topics that can be found on the
APHC Breastfeeding Policy web page (APHC).
• 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 can I use to educate leaders and Soldiers about Army breastfeeding and lactation?
Check out this slide deck: Breastfeeding as an Active Duty Soldier [coming soon]
What guidance is there pertaining to breastfeeding and COVID-19?
The Army has prepared
this information (APHC).
What other information on breastfeeding is recommended?
APHC Breastfeeding Resources web page and also pertinent Policies (APHC).