Nebraska Breastfeeding Laws

 

In Nebraska, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public or private location, as long as they are legally allowed to be there. Nebraska employers with 15 or more employees must provide breastfeeding employees with time and space to pump.

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We’ve awarded Nebraska three 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

As of 2015, Nebraska employers with 15 or more employees are required to provide breastfeeding employees with break time and a private space to pump. Read the law: LB 627

 

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 designs solutions to empower breastfeeding and pumping mamas on the go, like our freestanding lactation pods and lactation space locator app.

Now that you know the law, what next?

 
 

Note: Mamava’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date legislative information available. But federal, state, and municipal laws are constantly evolving—which is a good thing! So if we’ve missed something, we appreciate any additions or corrections. Contact us at [email protected]

 
 

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.