Nebraska Breastfeeding Laws

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In Nebraska, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location, as long as they are legally allowed to be there. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) offers some protection for breastfeeding mothers, but there aren’t any Nebraska state laws supporting mothers at work beyond this. Nebraska does, however, offer some support for breastfeeding students.

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We’ve awarded Nebraska two drops on our scale.

 

NE Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Nebraska have the right to breastfeed in public. Read the law: 2011 Neb. Laws, L.B. 197

 

NE Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Unfortunately, Nebraska doesn’t have any state legislation to protect and support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. But mothers in Nebraska still are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) if they are a non-exempt (hourly) employee. Under this federal mandate, breastfeeding mothers are entitled to reasonable break time and a private space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work for one year following their child’s birth.

 

NE Breastfeeding Laws: For Students

Under Nebraska law all state and county governments, municipalities, school districts, and the university system must develop a policy to support breastfeeding students. The schools must provide a clean, private space for pumping or breastfeeding. Read the law: LEGISLATIVE BILL 427

NE Breastfeeding FYI

Breastfeeding mothers are exempt from jury duty upon request.

 

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.