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.

Mamava designs solutions to empower breastfeeding and pumping mamas on the go, like our freestanding lactation pods and lactation space locator app.

Now that you know the law, what next?

 
 
 

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]

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.