Wisconsin Breastfeeding Laws


In 2009 the state of Wisconsin passed Laws, Act 148 allowing nursing mothers the right to breastfeed their children anywhere in the state, public or private, where they are otherwise permitted to be. The law also specifically states that no one may force a nursing mother move locations, cover her breast or restrict her from breastfeeding. While Missouri has yet to pass any laws at the statewide level specifically for nursing mothers in the workplace, Dane County does have a workplace specific ordinance in place.


Wisconsin Breastfeeding Laws in Public

2009 Wis. Laws, Act 148 provides that a mother may breastfeed her child in any public or private location where the mother and child are otherwise authorized to be. The law specifies that in such a location, no person may prohibit a mother from breastfeeding her child, direct a mother to move to a different location to breastfeed her child, direct a mother to cover her child or breast while breastfeeding, or otherwise restrict a mother from breastfeeding her child. (2009 AB 57)


Wisconsin Breastfeeding Laws at Work

No specific at work breastfeeding laws at the state level.

Dane County

Dane County resolution declares that one room, other than a restroom, will be clearly designated in every County-owned building as a place for nursing or expressing milk privately. The resolution further dictates that each such room will be equipped with an air exchange, lighting, an electrical outlet, a chair, a lockable door.

Resolution Providing Lactation Rooms