Alabama Breastfeeding Laws
 

In Alabama, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place they’re allowed to be. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) offers some protection for breastfeeding mothers, but there aren’t any Alabama state laws supporting mothers at work beyond this.

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We’ve awarded Alabama one drop on our scale.

 

AL Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Alabama have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location. Read the law: Ala. Code § 22-1-13 (see page 74 for details)

 

AL Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Unfortunately, Alabama doesn’t have any state legislation to protect and support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. But mothers in Alabama are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) if they are a non-exempt (hourly) employee. Under this federal mandate, breastfeeding mothers are entitled to reasonable break time and a private space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work for one year following their child’s birth.

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

 
 

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 

Breastfeeding laws in the U.S.


 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Alaska Breastfeeding Laws
 

In Alaska, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location, as long as they are legally allowed to be there. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) offers some workplace protection for breastfeeding employees, but there are no Alaska state laws beyond this.

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We’ve awarded Alaska one drop on our scale.

 

AK Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location in Alaska, as long as they’re allowed to be there. Read the law: AS 29.25.080

 

AK Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Alaska does not have any state laws protecting breastfeeding moms at work. But the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to provide non-exempt (e.g., paid hourly) breastfeeding employees reasonable break time and a private space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work for a year following the birth of their child.

AK Breastfeeding FYI

Breastfeeding mothers are exempt from public indecency laws, as well as from jury duty.

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 

Breastfeeding laws in the U.S.

 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Arizona Breastfeeding Laws
 

Mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location in Arizona, as long as they are legally allowed to be there. There are no state laws in Arizona supporting breastfeeding mothers at work; however, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) offers protection for many breastfeeding employees.

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We’ve awarded Arizona one drop on our scale.

 

AZ Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Arizona have the right to breastfeed in any public place. Read the law: Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann § 13-1402

 

AZ Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Unfortunately, Arizona doesn’t have any state legislation to protect and support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. But mothers in Arizona are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) if they are a non-exempt (hourly) employee. Under this federal mandate, breastfeeding mothers are entitled to reasonable break time and a private space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work for one year following their child’s birth.

AZ Breastfeeding FYI

Arizona exempts breastfeeding from public indecency.

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 

Breastfeeding laws in the U.S.

 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Arkansas Breastfeeding Laws
 

Mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place they’re allowed to be. In addition, Arkansas is one of the breastfeeding-positive states that provide protections for breastfeeding mothers at work. Arkansas’s law exceeds the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) because it applies to all working mothers, not just hourly workers.

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We’ve awarded Arkansas two drops on our scale.

 

AR Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Breastfeeding in public is protected by law in Arkansas. Read the law: HOUSE BILL 2411

 

AR Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Employers in Arkansas are required to support all breastfeeding employees by providing break time and a space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work. Read the law: Ark. Stat. Ann. § 11-5-116 (2009)

AR Breastfeeding FYI

In Arkansas, breastfeeding mothers are exempt from public indecency laws.

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 

Breastfeeding laws in the U.S.

 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
California Breastfeeding Laws
 

California’s breastfeeding protections notably exceed those of other states. State law not only protects a woman’s right to breastfeed in public, but also requires public airports to provide lactation spaces, county jails to implement a breastfeeding policy for lactating inmates, and certain hospitals to promote breastfeeding. The Golden State’s workplace lactation laws are better than most, and exceed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements in that they cover all employees. In fact, the city of San Francisco now has the highest standards for lactation accommodations in the entire country.

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We’ve awarded California four drops on our scale.

 

CA Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

In California, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place they have a legal right to be. Read the law: ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [11200 - 11218]

CA Breastfeeding Laws: Airports

In California, public airports (those operated by a city, county, or a city and county) are required to provide a private lactation space (that’s not a bathroom) beyond security points for breastfeeding mothers to pump or breastfeed. The space must include at least one chair and an electrical outlet. Read the law: ARTICLE 6. Airports [50470 - 50479]

CA Breastfeeding Laws: County Jails

Every county jail is required to develop and implement a breastfeeding policy for breastfeeding inmates detained in, or sentenced to, a county jail. Read the law: CA AB 2507

California Breastfeeding Laws: Postsecondary Education

In 2018 California passed a law that requires California Community Colleges and the California State University system to provide a private lactation room for breastfeeding students. Read the law: AB 2785

 

CA Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

California law goes beyond the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by requiring employers to provide all breastfeeding employees (not just hourly) with break time and a private space to pump at work. In 2018, the law was amended to include language stipulating that the space cannot be a bathroom. Read the laws: CHAPTER 3.8. Lactation Accommodation [1030 - 1033] and Bill 1976 [2018]

 

CA Breastfeeding Laws: Breastfeeding-Positive Municipalities

San Francisco Breastfeeding Laws

San Francisco was the first U.S. city to implement a city-wide lactation policy. The Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance (effective January 1, 2018) requires all employers in San Francisco to provide break time and a lactation space (other than a bathroom) to all breastfeeding employees, including part-time employees. The San Francisco ordinance is more comprehensive than the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in setting quality standards and stipulating that lactation spaces must be clean, include a chair and a surface for a breast pump, be near a sink, and have easy access to a refrigerator. In addition, all San Francisco businesses must have a written lactation accommodation policy that clearly states employees have a right to request lactation accommodations. Read the law: ARTICLE 33I: LACTATION IN THE WORKPLACE

CA Breastfeeding FYI:

Breastfeeding mothers are exempt from jury duty if requested, or if they can provide documentation proving they are currently breastfeeding. California also has the Hospital Infant Feeding Act, which requires all general acute care hospitals and special hospitals that have perinatal units to have an infant-feeding policy that provides breastfeeding information.

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 
 
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Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
 
Colorado Breastfeeding Laws
 

Colorado is one of the most breastfeeding-positive states, thanks to state workplace laws that exceed the protection provided by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Colorado state law protects all working mothers (not just hourly) for up to two years after a child’s birth (the federal law provides protections for one year). Outside of the workplace, breastfeeding laws in Colorado are similar to those in any other state: breastfeeding in public is A-OK.

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We’ve awarded Colorado three drops on our scale.

 

CO Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Colorado have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place they’re legally allowed to be. Read the law:  Colo. Rev. Stat. § 25-6-301 and § 25-6-302 (2004)

 

CO Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

All public and private employers in Colorado must provide break time and a private space to pump for all breastfeeding employees—not just those who are hourly—for up to two years after a child’s birth. By extending the protections for two years (the FLSA protections are for one year) and to all working moms, Colorado is one of the best states for working, breastfeeding mothers. Read the law: 2008 Colo., Sess. Laws, Chap. 106, HB 1276

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

 

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 

Breastfeeding laws in the U.S.

 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Connecticut Breastfeeding Laws
 

Mothers in Connecticut have the right to breastfeed in any public place they’re allowed to be. In addition, Connecticut is a breastfeeding-positive state with workplace laws that exceed the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) by protecting both hourly and salaried employees.

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We’ve awarded Connecticut three drops on our scale.

 

CT Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Connecticut law protects a mother’s right to breastfeed in any public place. Read the law:  Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46a-64 (1997)

 

CT Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Employers in Connecticut have to provide time and a private place (that’s not a bathroom) for breastfeeding mothers to pump at work. Read the law: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 31-40w

Connecticut Breastfeeding FYI

Breastfeeding mothers are exempt from public indecency laws, as well as jury duty.

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 

Breastfeeding laws in the U.S.

 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Delaware Breastfeeding Laws
 

Mothers in Delaware have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place they’re allowed to be. In addition, Delaware is a breastfeeding-positive state that provides protections for breastfeeding mothers at work. In fact, Delaware law exceeds the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) because it applies to all working mothers (not just hourly).

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We’ve awarded Delaware two drops on our scale.

 

DE Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Delaware have the right to breastfeed in public. Read the law: Del. Code Ann. tit. 31 § 310 (1997)

 

DE Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Employers in Delaware are required to support breastfeeding employees by providing reasonable break time and an appropriate lactation accommodation. Read the law: Delaware Code Ann. tit. 19, § 710-11. Discrimination in Employment

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 

Breastfeeding laws in the U.S.

 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Florida Breastfeeding Laws
 

In Florida, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location they are legally allowed to be. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) offers some workplace protection for breastfeeding employees, but there are no Florida state laws supporting mothers at work beyond this.

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We’ve awarded Florida one drop on our scale.

 

FL Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Florida have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place they’re allowed to be. Read the law: Fla. Stat. § 383.015 (1993)

 

FL Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Florida doesn’t have any state legislation that protects and supports breastfeeding mothers who need to pump at work. But the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) still protects working mothers, provided they are non-exempt (hourly) employees. Under FLSA, employees must provide breastfeeding mothers reasonable break time and a private space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work for one year following their child’s birth.

FL Breastfeeding FYI

In Florida, breastfeeding mothers are exempt from public indecency laws.

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

 
 

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 

Breastfeeding laws in the U.S.

 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

—————

Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

—————

Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Georgia Breastfeeding Laws
 

In Georgia, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location they are legally allowed to be. Georgia’s state law “allows” (but importantly, does not require) employers to provide reasonable break time and a private space (other than a bathrooms) for employees. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) offers some workplace protection for breastfeeding employees.

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We’ve awarded Georgia one drop on our scale.

 

GA Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Georgia have the right to breastfeed in public anywhere they have a right to be. Read the law: Ga. Code § 31-1-9 (1999)

 

GA Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Employers in Georgia “may” support breastfeeding employees by “making a reasonable effort” to provide break time, and a space other than a bathroom for pumping. (Note: the state law encourages, but does not require, employers to provide break time and a space.) Read the law: Ga. Code § 34-1-6. But the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) still protects working mothers in GA, provided they are non-exempt (hourly) employees. Under FLSA, employees must provide breastfeeding mothers reasonable break time and a private space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work for one year following their child’s birth.

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

 

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 

Breastfeeding laws in the U.S.

 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

—————

Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Hawaii Breastfeeding Laws
 

In Hawaii, mothers have the right to breastfeed any place they have a right to be. Hawaii is a breastfeeding-positive state thanks to protections that exceed the requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by covering all employees (not just hourly).

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We’ve awarded Hawaii three drops on our scale.

 

HI Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Hawaii have the right to breastfeed in public.  Read the law: Hawaii Rev. Stat. § 489.21 and § 489-22

 

HI Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Employers in Hawaii with more than 50 employees are required to support breastfeeding employees by providing break time and a space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work. Read the law:  HB 2774, Hawaii Rev. Stat. § 378-2 (SB 532)

HI Breastfeeding FYI

Breastfeeding mothers are also exempt from jury duty.

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

 

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 

Breastfeeding laws in the U.S.

 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

—————

Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

—————

Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Idaho Breastfeeding Laws
 

Until January 2018, Idaho was the only state that didn’t support a mother’s right to breastfeed in public. Thanks to new legislation, mothers in Idaho now have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place they’re allowed to be. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) offers some workplace protections for breastfeeding employees, but there are no state-level breastfeeding laws in Idaho beyond this.

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We’ve awarded Idaho one drop on our scale.

 

ID Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Idaho have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location. Read the law: HOUSE BILL NO. 448

 

ID Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Unfortunately, Idaho doesn’t have any state legislation to protect and support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. But mothers in Idaho still are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) if they are a non-exempt (hourly) employee. Under this federal mandate, breastfeeding mothers are entitled to reasonable break time and a private space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work for one year following their child’s birth.

ID Breastfeeding FYI

Breastfeeding mothers in Idaho are exempt from public indecency laws, as well as jury duty.

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 

Breastfeeding laws in the U.S.

 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

—————

Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

—————

Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Illinois Breastfeeding Laws
 

Mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place they’re allowed to be. Illinois is a breastfeeding-positive state with workplace laws that exceed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by defining an employer as someone with more than 5 employees, replacing “unpaid break time” with “reasonable break time,” and extending coverage to all employees (not just hourly).

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We’ve awarded Illinois four drops on our scale.

 

IL Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Illinois have the right to breastfeed in public. Read the law: Ill. Rev. Stat. ch. 740 § 137 (2004)

Illinois Breastfeeding Laws: Airports

In 2016, Illinois passed the Lactation Accommodation in Airports Act that mandates that airports (with more than a million enplanements a year) provide accommodations for nursing mothers beyond security in every terminal. Read the law: Public Act 099-0228

Illinois Breastfeeding Laws: Courthouses

Effective June 1, 2019, all Illinois courthouses (or buildings that house circuit courts) must provide a private lactation space for nursing mothers. The law further stipulates that the lactation space cannot be a bathroom, and that it must include a chair, an outlet, and, when possible, a sink. Read the law: SB 3503/PA 100-0947


Illinois Breastfeeding Laws: For Students

All Illinois public and charter schools must support breastfeeding students by providing a time and a private pace to pump. Read the law: HB2369

 

Illinois Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Illinois employers with more than five employees are required to support breastfeeding employees by providing reasonable break time, and a space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work. The law was amended in 2018 to remove the language of “unpaid break time.” Read the law: Ill. Rev. Stat. ch. 820 § 260

 

Illinois Breastfeeding Laws: Breastfeeding-Positive Municipalities

Chicago

The windy city took the lead on supporting traveling mamas by passing a lactation accommodation law for all Chicago airports in 2015 (one year before Illinois passed the state law). All airports in the city must have a lactation space (other than a restroom) beyond security in every terminal. Read the law: Municipal Code Chapter 10-36. Section 10-36-345

Illinois Breastfeeding FYI

In Illinois, breastfeeding mothers are exempt from public indecency laws and can be exempt from jury duty upon request.

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

 
 

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 
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Breastfeeding laws by state

 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Indiana Breastfeeding Laws
 

In Indiana, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location they are legally allowed to be. Indiana is a breastfeeding-positive state thanks to workplace breastfeeding laws that exceed protections offered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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We’ve awarded Indiana three drops on our scale.

 

IN Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

In Indiana, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place they’re allowed to be. Read the law: HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1510

 

IN Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Indiana’s workplace breastfeeding laws are some of the best in the country: employers with more than 25 employees have to provide all breastfeeding mothers a private space (other than a bathroom) to pump, and paid break time to do it. (The federal FLSA law offers these protections only for hourly breastfeeding employees.) Read the law: Ind. Code § 22-2-14-2 (2008) section IC 22-2-14-2  and § 5-10-6-2

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

 

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 
 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Iowa Breastfeeding Laws
 

Mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location in Iowa, as long as they are legally allowed to be there. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) offers some workplace protections for breastfeeding employees, but there are no state-level breastfeeding laws in Iowa beyond this.

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We’ve awarded Iowa one drop on our scale.

 

IA Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Iowa have the right to breastfeed in public. Read the law: Iowa Code § 135.30A (2002) (located on page 4 out of 8)

 

IA Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Unfortunately, Iowa doesn’t have any state legislation to protect and support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. But mothers in Iowa are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) if they are a non-exempt (hourly) employee. Under this federal mandate, breastfeeding mothers are entitled to reasonable break time and a private space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work for one year following their child’s birth.

Iowa Breastfeeding FYI

In Iowa, breastfeeding mothers are exempt from jury duty upon request.

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

 

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Kansas Breastfeeding Laws
 

In Kansas, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location they are legally allowed to be. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) offers some workplace protection for breastfeeding employees, but there are no Kansas state laws beyond this.

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We’ve awarded Kansas one drop on our scale.

 

KS Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Kansas have the right to breastfeed in public. Read the law: Kan. Stat. Ann. § 65-1,248

 

KS Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Unfortunately, Kansas doesn’t have any legislation supporting breastfeeding moms in the workplace. But mothers in Kansas still are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) if they are a non-exempt (hourly) employee. Under this federal mandate, breastfeeding mothers are entitled to reasonable break time and a private space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work for one year following their child’s birth

KS Breastfeeding FYI

In Kansas, breastfeeding mothers are exempt from jury duty upon request.

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

 

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Kentucky Breastfeeding Laws
 

Mothers in Kentucky have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place they’re allowed to be. In 2019, Kentucky became a breastfeeding-positive state with workplace laws that exceed the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) by protecting all breastfeeding mothers.

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We’ve awarded Kentucky three drops on our scale.

 

KY Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Kentucky have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place they’re allowed to be. Read the law: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 211-755 (2006)

 

KY Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

The Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act (KY PWA)(SB 18) requires employers with eight or more employees to reasonably accommodate employees with medical conditions related to pregnancy (including breastfeeding). Breastfeeding employees must be provided a private space that is not a bathroom. Read the law : Ky.19 RS SB 18/GA (2019).

Kentucky Breastfeeding FYI

Breastfeeding mothers in Kentucky are exempt from indecent exposure laws, as well as from jury duty.

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

 

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Louisiana Breastfeeding Laws
 

Mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public place they’re allowed to be. Louisiana does offer some protections for working breastfeeding mothers, but they are limited.

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We’ve awarded Louisiana two drops on our scale.

 

LA Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Louisiana have the right to breastfeed in any public place they’re allowed to be. Read the law: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 51.2247.1 (2001)

 

LA Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Public schools are the only workplace mandated by state law to provide employees with break time and a private room for pumping. But mothers in Louisiana are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) if they are a non-exempt (hourly) employee. Under this federal mandate, breastfeeding mothers are entitled to reasonable break time and a private space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work for one year following their child’s birth. Read the law: La. Rev. Stat. § 17:81(W)

 

LA Breastfeeding FYI:

Breastfeeding mothers are exempt from indecent exposure laws in Louisiana. State law also exempts breastfeeding/pumping accessories from sales tax. In addition, Louisiana requires “certain” state buildings to have a lactation room. Read the law: Act No. 269

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

 

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Maine Breastfeeding Laws
 

In Maine, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place they’re allowed to be. What’s more, Maine is a breastfeeding-positive state with workplace laws that exceed the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) by protecting all working breastfeeding mothers (not just hourly).

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We’ve awarded Maine three drops on our scale.

 

ME Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Maine have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place. Read the law: Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 5, § 4634 (2001)

 

ME Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Employers in Maine are required to support all breastfeeding employees (not just hourly) by providing break time and a space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work. Maine provides these protections for up to three years after childbirth (the FLSA is one year). Read the law:  Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 26, § 604

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

 
 

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

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Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

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Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

 
Maryland Breastfeeding Laws
 

In Maryland, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location, as long as they are legally allowed to be there. At the state level, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) offers some workplace protection for breastfeeding employees, but there are no Maryland state laws beyond this. In 2019 the city of Baltimore passed a city ordinance requiring employers with two or more full-time employees to provide lactation accommodations for breastfeeding employees.


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We’ve awarded Maryland two drops on our scale.

 

MD Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Maryland have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location. Read the law: Md. Health-General Code Ann. § 20-801 (2003)

 

MD Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Unfortunately, Maryland doesn’t have any state legislation to protect and support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. But mothers in Maryland are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) if they are a non-exempt (hourly) employee. Under this federal mandate, breastfeeding mothers are entitled to reasonable break time and a private space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work for one year following their child’s birth.

MD Breastfeeding-positive Municipalities

As of 2019, Baltimore employees with two or more full-time employees must provide lactation accommodations (including break time and a private lactation space) for breastfeeding employees. The lactation space cannot be a bathroom or a closet and must be in “close proximity” to the employee’s work area.  Read the law: Lactation Accommodations in the Workplace

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

 

Now that you know the law, what next?

Take action to make breastfeeding better.

 
 
 

Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key

One drop

State law protects breastfeeding in public (now true of all states). There are no state-level workplace breastfeeding laws. Breastfeeding mothers, who are paid hourly, are covered by the federal FLSA. Not the breast-case scenario.

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Two drops

State law provides workplace breastfeeding rights for specific employee sectors (e.g., city employees) OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations (e.g., airports, municipal buildings).

—————

Three drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.

—————

Four drops

State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.

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Five drops

The gold standard. State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers, identifies standards for lactation spaces (e.g., access to a refrigerator), AND additional state legislation protects specific populations AND mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.