Montana Breastfeeding Laws
In Montana, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location, as long as they are legally allowed to be there. Montana law provides workplace breastfeeding protections for all public employees. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) offers some workplace protection for breastfeeding employees.
We’ve awarded Montana two drops on our scale.
MT Breastfeeding Laws: In Public
Mothers in Montana have the right to breastfeed in public. Read the law: Mont. Code Ann. § 50-19-501 (1999)
MT Breastfeeding FYI
Montana state law exempts breastfeeding mothers from indecent exposure laws and from jury duty.
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.