Supervisor Tang Wants to Make San Francisco Most Lactation-Friendly City in Nation

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A small fridge for storing breast milk at KQED in San Francisco. (Photo: KQED)

Supervisor Katy Tang wants to make pumping at work easier for breastfeeding moms in San Francisco. Tang introduced legislation last month that would expand current law by requiring employers to provide a lactation space that is private, not a bathroom, has access to electricity and contains a flat surface and a chair. Current law requires employers make reasonable efforts to provide breaks and a location for pumping, but doesn’t contain such specific requirements. Studies have found links between early breastfeeding and health.


Katy Tang, District 4 representative, San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Julia Parish, staff attorney, Legal Aid at Work