By law, your supervisor is required to provide you a reasonable amount of time for milk expression. Nursing employees should limit business disruptions by taking milk expression breaks using normal breaks when possible or other times as agreed upon with the supervisor. Any hours outside of normal breaks shall be paid time. You may use the Maternity Leave Transition plan form to discuss your milk expression needs with your supervisor. For more information, please review the PG&E’s Mothers’ Rooms Standard.*
If you choose to breastfeed your child, you may take advantage of the many mothers’ rooms located throughout the PG&E territory. You will need to request the code to access the rooms at least 10 business days prior to your return to work (please include your LAN ID for verification purposes).
Please take a chance to read the mothers' room etiquette prior to use. PG&E provides a multi-user, hospital-grade Ameda Elite breast pump in most of its designated mothers’ rooms to assist breastfeeding employees with milk expression during work hours—reference the mothers’ room list to see if your mothers’ room is equipped with an Ameda Elite.
It is the employee’s responsibility to bring her own pump attachment parts. These efficient pumps can minimize the amount of time needed to express milk, help with milk production and prevent the need to carry your own pump to work every day. The Ameda Elite is designed to be safe for multiple users, but it’s always best to consult with your doctor or certified lactation consultant prior to use. Employees who use this breast pump must complete this waiver form and email it to Wellness prior to use.
Temporary Mother's Rooms
If there isn’t a designated mothers’ room at your work location, please submit the Temporary Mothers’ Room Request form to the Facilities Management Office at least 30 days prior to your return to work so appropriate accommodations can be made. If available, you may also choose to express milk in your own private office.
For more information, contact Wellness.
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