The Department of Health encourages mothers to breastfeed babies. Breast milk is filled with vitamins and nutrients that babies need. It also saves time and money.

Employers and small business owners can request a "Breastfeeding Welcome Here" sign and toolkit for businesses, which help support a family friendly environment for employees and customers.

Learn more about breastfeeding in the workplace.

Employers and small business owners are encouraged to designate a room for breastfeeding. You can order a "Breastfeeding Is Welcome Here" sign to help identify a space and inform employees.

Bilingual signs are available in:

  • English with Spanish
  • English with Haitian Creole 
  • English with Arabic


Download the sign in:

By Mail

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to request a copy.

The "Breastfeeding Is Welcome Here" Toolkit for Businesses equips small businesses with tools to develop a Family Friendly environment for pregnant and parenting employees and customers.

The toolkit includes:

  • Information on the economic benefits of adopting a Breastfeeding Friendly worksite
  • The breastfeeding Friendly pledge
  • A sample worksite accommodation policy
  • A poster that can be placed in a visible location for your employees to read
  • A “Breastfeeding Welcome Here” decal

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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