Oklahoma Breastfeeding Laws
In Oklahoma, mothers have the right to breastfeed in any public location, as long as they are legally allowed to be there. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) offers some workplace protection for breastfeeding employees, but there are no binding workplace laws in Oklahoma to support mothers at work beyond this.
Outside of the workplace, breastfeeding laws in Oklahoma are similar to those in any other state: breastfeeding in public is protected by the law.
We’ve awarded Oklahoma one drop on our scale.
OK Breastfeeding Laws: In Public
Mothers in Oklahoma have the right to breastfeed in public. Read the law: Okla. Stat. tit. 63, § 1-234 (2004)
OK Breastfeeding Laws: At Work
Employers in Oklahoma “may” provide reasonable break time and a private space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work. (Note: the law encourages, but does not require, employers to provide time and space.) Read the law: Okla. Stat. tit. 40, § 435 (2006)
OK Breastfeeding FYI
Breastfeeding mothers are exempt from public indecency laws and 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.