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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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.
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Breastfeeding laws in the U.S.
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
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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.
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).
State law protects all working breastfeeding moms (not just hourly) and exceeds the federal FLSA law.
State law protects all working breastfeeding mothers AND additional state legislation protects specific populations OR mandates lactation accommodations for specific locations.
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.