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Nearly three quarters of employers now offer onsite lactation rooms, SHRM survey finds

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Most employers now offer separate rooms for nursing employees to pump milk, a survey of members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found.

Nearly three-quarters of respondents said their organization offered an “onsite lactation/mother’s room,” according to SHRM’s 2024 employee benefits survey, which was fielded from Jan. 18–March 5. That’s up 19 percentage points from last year, when 54% of respondents reported their organizations did so.

This considerable uptick is likely due to the PUMP Act, a federal law that went into effect last year that amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and requires employers to give workers a

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