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Delaware Breastfeeding Laws
 

Mothers in Delaware have the right to breastfeed in any public or private place they’re allowed to be. In addition, Delaware is a breastfeeding-positive state that provides protections for breastfeeding mothers at work. In fact, Delaware law exceeds the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) because it applies to all working mothers (not just hourly).

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We’ve awarded Delaware three drops on our scale.

 

DE Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Delaware have the right to breastfeed in public. Read the law: Del. Code Ann. tit. 31 § 310 (1997)

 

DE Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

Employers in Delaware are required to support breastfeeding employees by providing reasonable break time and an appropriate lactation accommodation. Read the law: Delaware Code Ann. tit. 19, § 710-11. Discrimination in Employment

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Breastfeeding laws in the U.S.

 
 

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.