Florida Breastfeeding Laws

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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.

 

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.