Federal Breastfeeding Laws
Federal Lactation Accomodation Law On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which passed into law a provision of Representative Maloney and Senator Merkley's bill, The Breastfeeding Promotion Act.
- Wage and Hour Division's 'Break Time for Nursing Mothers' information webpage
- Federal Lactation Accomodation Law
- Break Time Requirement FAQs by the Division of Labor
- Public Health Law Network White Paper "Health Care Reform and Nursing Mothers"
- IRS § 213(d) Breast Pumps are Deductible
California Lactation Accommodation Law
California Lactation Accommodation Law AB 1025 was introduced by Dario Frommer (D-Glendale). The Lactation Law came into effect January 1, 2002.
California's Fair Employment and Housing Act: AB 2386 was introduced by Michael Allen (D-Santa Rosa). This law amends the FEHA by including breastfeeding and medical conditions related to breastfeeding in the defintion of "sex", preventing employment discrimination and harrassment.
California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) enforces the Pregnancy Disability Regulations, which were revised as of October 2012 to include lactation as an "other related medical condition".
CA Breastfeeding Law Cards These wallet-sized cards, provided free by the BreastfeedLA, contain text from the laws that protect breastfeeding in public and worksite lactation in English and Spanish.
CA Laws for Parents Posters These posters explain the six key laws that help parents to nurture their children. Available in English and Spanish. Produced by our colleagues at the California Work & Family Coalition
Other California Breastfeeding Laws
For other breastfeeding laws such as breastfeeding in public and breastfeeding jury duty, click·here.