Nursing Mothers Guidelines & Regulations

Congratulations on your upcoming or recent arrival!  

California State University, Northridge is committed to promoting a family-friendly work environment by providing programs and services to help employees achieve success at work and in their personal lives.  In supporting a family-friendly work environment, CSUN recognizes the importance and benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and their infants. If you need assistance with locating an available private space for lactation purposes or have any questions, please contact Human Resources and/or your department.       

On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as the 2010 health care reform legislation, was signed into law. Section 4207 of the PPACA amends Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to require employers to provide a break each time an employee needs to express milk, in a location other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion by coworkers and the public for up to one year after a child’s birth.

For additional resources such as childcare, you can log in to your Employee Assistance Program, LifeMatters at, (password Matadors).