Nursing Mothers/Break Time

Responsible office
Human Resources
Responsible party
Vice President for People and Workplace Culture
Last revision
April 2016
Approved by
The Cabinet
Approval date
August 2013
Effective date
August 2013
Last review
April 2016
Additional references
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and Colorado State Law § 8-13.5-101, C.R.S


All financial and administrative policies involving community members across campus, including volunteers are within the scope of this policy. If there is a variance between departmental expectations and the common approach described through college policy, the college will look to the campus community, including volunteers to support the spirit and the objectives of college policy. Unless specifically mentioned in a college policy, the college’s Board of Trustees are governed by their Bylaws.


Colorado College will provide a reasonable amount of break time for nursing mothers to express milk or nurse for up to two years after the child’s birth.

Full-and part-time staff will receive their regular pay while nursing or expressing breast milk during the two 15-minute breaks provided.  Nursing or expressing breast milk during lunch breaks or more than twice each day will not be compensated.

The Children’s Center will dedicate a space for the nursing mother’s use, even if the child is not enrolled; however, other space may be temporarily adapted as needed if the Children’s Center is not convenient.  The location provided by the college will be shielded from view and free from intrusion from co-workers and the public, and employees will not be required to use a bathroom for such purpose.


Employees shall contact the Children’s Center to request space and schedule time.


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