The U.S. Army has issued a service-wide breastfeeding policy, pertaining to active duty, reserve, and National Guard members. Army Secretary John McHugh offered basic guidelines about facility requirements, supplies, and other concerns.
The Army will provide breastfeeding soldiers with a designated private space that is not a bathroom stall. Soldiers are responsible for supplying the pump and storage materials, but the location will include an electrical outlet and access to a safe water source.
The women will still need to participate in field training and other exercises but will be given private space to express milk. The Army is the last of the three U.S. military branches to issue a policy on breastfeeding.