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).
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
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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
Mamava Breastfeeding Laws key
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.