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Welcome, little one! Breastmilk is an amazing food for your baby, whether you plan to nurse for 1 day, 1 month, or 1 year. Try these programs, videos, and other resources to help you get started!

Available Programs

Talk with a Lactation Consultant

Get one-on-one help from a Certified Lactation Consultant!  Learn about breastfeeding and get help with breastfeeding issues.  Free! Call 502-772-8588 or email healtheducation@fhclouisville.org.

Breastfeeding support group

Learn about breastfeeding and meet and get support from other breastfeeding moms.  Free! Call 502-772-8588, email healtheducation@fhclouisville.org, or click on the Calendar of Events to sign up.

Videos

For all moms

Especially for moms with infants in the NICU

Online Information

Breastfeeding Laws

Pumping at work (U.S. Department of Labor)

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk.  Employers are also required to provide a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk. For more information, click here.

Nursing in public (Kentucky Law 211.755 / 2006)

Kentucky law permits a mother to breastfeed her baby or express breast milk in any public or private location.  Requires that breastfeeding may not be considered an act of public indecency, indecent exposure, sexual conduct, lewd touching or obscenity.  Prohibits a municipality from enacting an ordinance that prohibits or restricts breastfeeding in a public or private place. For more information, click here.

Pumping at work (Kentucky Law 344.040 / 2019)

Kentucky law makes it unlawful discrimination for an employer to fail to make reasonable accommodations for an employee with limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition, including but not limited to the need to express breastmilk. For more information, click here.

Nursing and jury duty (Kentucky Law 29A.100 / 2007)

Kentucky law directs judges at all levels of the court to excuse women who are breastfeeding or expressing breast milk from jury service until the child is no longer nursing. For more information, click here.

Resources in correctional facilities (Kentucky Law 196.195 / 2021)

Kentucky law requires correctional facilities to provide the pregnant inmate notice of, access to and a written application for community-based programs serving pregnant, birthing or lactating inmates.  The law also requires the facility to refer the inmate to a social worker who shall discuss the benefits of lactation. For more information, click here.