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Oregon Breastfeeding Laws
 

Oregon is a breastfeeding-positive state, thanks to state workplace legislation that transcends the protection provided by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by extending protections to all breastfeeding workers (not just hourly).  Outside of the workplace, breastfeeding laws in Oregon are similar to those in any other state: breastfeeding in public is protected by the law.

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We’ve awarded Oregon three drops on our scale.

 

OR Breastfeeding Laws: In Public

Mothers in Oregon have the right to breastfeed in public. Read the law: Or. Rev. Stat. § 109.001 (1999)

 

OR Breastfeeding Laws: At Work

All employers in Oregon are required to support breastfeeding employees by providing break time and a space (other than a bathroom) to pump at work. Effective September 29, 2019, employers must provide breastfeeding employees with a “reasonable rest period” every time the employee needs to pump (the law used to stipulate a fixed amount of time). Employers with fewer than 10 employees may request an exemption if they can prove “undue hardship.” Read the law: OR 653.077 and the amendment: HB 2593


OR Breastfeeding FYI

Breastfeeding mothers are exempt from jury duty.

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Now that you know the law, what next?

 
 

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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.