Lactation Policies and Information

Lactation Policies and Information

Know your lactation rights, get family support policies and information. All the links you need are just a click away.

Lactation Accommodation Policies

California law, Senate Bill 142
UC Policy Accommodations for Nursing Mothers (PPSM84)
Section 66271.9 to the Education Code
Assembly Bill No. 2785, an act to add Section 66271.9 to the Education Code
Medical Trainees:
Best Practice Guideline for Well-being: Lactation Support for Residents and Fellows

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Breastfeeding and Lactation for Medical Trainees
Provided to help medical schools, residency and fellowship programs, clinics, hospitals, and healthcare systems develop supportive lactation policies for breast/chestfeeding medical trainees.

The California Breastfeeding Coalition provides a thorough list of CA Lactation, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding Rights

Pregnancy Disability Leave & Your Return

Please visit Having a baby page on the UCnet website. On this page there is everything you need to know about taking time off work, enrolling your new child in benefits, and resources UC offers to help you take care of yourself and your baby.

New paid family leave for UC faculty and staff- July 1, 2021 >>> learn more.

Find your HR representative here.

Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) Workshop - Campus employees >> learn more.
UCSF Human Resources- Campus Leave Management

Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) Workshop - Health employees
UCSF Human Resources- Customer Experience Center | Health
The Customer Experience Center is available to answer your general Human Resources, Benefits, and Leave of Absence questions, 8am - 4pm, M-F at 415-353-4545. General HR questions, Option #3, Benefits and Leave of Absence questions, Option #2

PhD Student Leaves Policy

UCSF Student Disability Services
Information regarding medically based accommodations for pre-and postpartum students.

Family-Friendly Policies and Resources
The webpage provides information about current family friendly policies that can help faculty accommodate the dual commitments of home and career, including leaves and flexible scheduling options for having or adopting/fostering children; spending more time with family; taking time off for illness or disability and tenure-clock extension.

Supervisors and Managers

Lactation Accommodations: What Managers and Supervisors Need to Know
On demand video where you will learn relevant information about the state regulations and UC policy on lactation accommodations, UCSF’s lactation program, and how to accommodate employees who are producing milk after returning to work. The session is directed at managers and supervisors but is also open to lactation program users, colleagues, and others in the UCSF community who want to learn more about lactation accommodations.

Lactation Support in the Workplace: Information for UCSF Supervisors and Managers
A supportive supervisor and manager is open to discussing topics including time space, scheduling, communication, and resources associated with lactation accommodation. This tip sheet is a helpful guide for UC San Francisco supervisors and managers.

UCSF Health Ambulatory Clinicians

Lactation Credits for UCSF Health Ambulatory Clinicians
To further support lactating individuals returning from leave, UCSF Health will now offer 1 year of support to those lactating after a childbearing leave. Physicians, trainees and Advanced Practice Providers returning from childbearing leave who work at UCSF Health sites, will now be allowed to schedule one 30-minute lactation hold per half day clinic session for up to 1 year after the birth date of a child. For physicians who are paid on a productivity model, 1.5 wRVU credit per hold will be provided to the clinician’s home department on a quarterly basis for disbursement of funds to the clinician. For APPs who rely on an RVU target, the target will be reduced by 1.5 wRVU credits per lactation hold. This support began on November 1st, 2020.

UC Medical Plan Resources

A variety of breastfeeding support resources are available to you as a UC medical plan subscriber.  Resources include nurse lines, counselors and online programs to help if you have questions or need supplies, often at no cost to you. Contact your plan for details.

Print Breastfeeding resources from UC’s medical plans

UCSF Student Health
UCOP Student Insurance Plan

Anthem Blue Cross (Core, UC Care
and UC Health Savings Program)

Health Net (UC Blue & Gold HMO)

Kaiser Permanente