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.
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.
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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.