Policies and Benefits

The UC Davis Breastfeeding Support Program is a nationally recognized university/employee lactation program. This progam is built upon the bedrock of several levels of policy: national, state, University of California, and UC Davis.

Please read our "Guidelines for Lactation Accommodation" which summarizes UC Davis and UC Davis Medical Center policies and guidelines for employees and supervisors.


Maternity Benefits


UC Davis Health 

Health Insurance Plans:

Under the Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance plans must provide breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding. These services may be provided before and after birth. Your health insurance plan must cover the cost of a breast pump, either a rental unit or a new one you'll keep. Your plan may have guidelines on whether the covered pump is manual or electric, the length of the rental, and when you'll receive it.  Please contact your Health Insurance Provider for your specific benefits: UC Davis Medical Plans List  PDF