Breastfeeding in the Workplace

This page covers the following topics:

  • Overview
  • General Legal Requirements
  • Specific Legal Requirements
  • Additional Information


Key considerations in developing a workplace breastfeeding program include developing break schedules for breastfeeding, and ensuring adequate (and adequately furnished) space is available for nursing mothers.

Both state and federal laws expressly protect a mother's right to express milk in the workplace. For a summary of state breastfeeding laws, please click here.

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