Postpartum

•Return to duty at 6 weeks

•Return to duty at 6 weeks

•Return to duty at 6 weeks

•Return to duty at 6 weeks (or as soon after delivery as medical officer certifies)

For nursing mothers, the 6-mo weight standards exemption following delivery will begin at the conclusion of the nursing period, but no later than 12 months postdelivery

 

•Exempt from weigh-in until 6 months

•Exempt from weigh-in until 6 months

•Exempt from weigh-in until 6 months

•Exempt from weigh-in until 6 months

•Postdelivery maternity leave up to 6 weeks

 

•Physical training at own pace for 45 days

•Exempt from fitness testing for 6 months

•Deferment from deployment until 4 months postpartum

•Exempt from fitness testing for 6 months

•Not deployable until 6 months postpartum

 

•Exempt from fitness testing for 135 days (FM 21-20, 1992)

•Deferment from deployment until 4 months postpartum

•Exempt from fitness testing for 6 months (AFI 40-502, 1994)

•Deferment from deployment until 4 months postpartum

•Exempt from weight standards for up to 6 months

 

•Deferment from deployment until 4 months postpartum

•No policy regarding breastfeeding

•Commander may approve up to 18 months deferral

•(MCO 5000.12D, 1995)

 

 

•No policy regarding breastfeeding

 

•No policy regarding breastfeeding

•No policy regarding breastfeeding

 

NOTE: AR, Army Regulation; OPNAVINST, Naval Operations Instruction; AFI, Air Force Instruction; FM, Field Manual; MCO, Marine Corps Order. A more detailed table appears in Appendix B.



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