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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 federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) offers some workplace protection for breastfeeding employees.

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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 Laws: At Work

Public employers in Montana have to give all breastfeeding employees (not just hourly) break time to pump and a private space (that’s not a bathroom) to pump at work. Read the laws: Mont. Code Ann. § 39-2-216 et seq and  Mont. Code Ann. §39-2-215

 

MT Breastfeeding FYI

Montana state law exempts breastfeeding mothers from indecent exposure laws and from jury duty.

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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.