Indiana Breastfeeding Laws

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In Indiana, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location they are legally allowed to be. Indiana is a breastfeeding-positive state thanks to workplace breastfeeding laws that exceed protections offered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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We’ve awarded Indiana three drops on our scale.

 

IN Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

In Indiana, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place they’re allowed to be.  Read the law: HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1510

 

IN Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Indiana’s workplace breastfeeding laws are some of the best in the country: employers with more than 25 employees have to provide all breastfeeding mothers a private space (other than a bathroom) to pump, and paid break time to do it. (The federal FLSA law offers these protections only for hourly breastfeeding employees.) Read the law: Ind. Code § 22-2-14-2 (2008) section IC 22-2-14-2  and § 5-10-6-2

 

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.