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Portland Police Adopt Breastfeeding Policy

August 02, 2012  | 

The Portland Police Bureau adopted a new breastfeeding policy that expands the rights of lactating officers.

Under the bureau's new policies, breastfeeding cops are allowed three paid breaks a day to pump breast milk. Plus, the police are required to provide a private place—a room at a precinct, not a public bathroom—to do the pumping, reports the Portland Mercury.

The policy also allows nursing mothers a two-week "transition" period when they get back from maternity leave, wherein they can take a desk job rather than having to jump straight into patrol.

The other big change in the rules concerns the heavy bulletproof vests officers are required to wear. The vests are usually worn so tightly that officers complain they can cut off breast milk flow and cause infection. Now, nursing officers will have the option to instead wear a looser, external ballistic vest that they must purchase with their own money.

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DC Chief, Police Union At Odds Over Breastfeeding Policy

Tags: Portland Police Bureau, Work Rules, Body Armor


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pteinert @ 8/9/2012 8:01 PM

"...are allowed three paid breaks a day..." I wonder, Is this in addition to the lunch/dinner break all officers receive?

"...a two-week "transition" period when they get back..." Are all officers given this same perk when they return from a medical leave?

We wonder why the other officers that have to carry their load get upset.

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