Breast Feeding Legal Issues

MB. Ann. Stat. § 191.918 (Lexis 2009) allows mothers to breastfeed with “as much discretion as possible” in any private or public location. If you are travelling with a breast pump, you can travel with the breast pump as hand luggage or check it in. It is checked in the same way as other hand or checked baggage. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 432A.1771 (2015) requires the health authority to issue regulations ordering childcare facilities to provide adequate private space on the premises of the childcare facility where a mother can breastfeed.

Id. and resources of the National Women`s Health Information Centres for Breastfeeding in MB. Reverend Stat. Section 208.152 (1992) requires the Ministry of Social Services to inform and direct breastfeeding women eligible for MO HealthNet about special supplementary nutrition programs for women, infants and children administered by the Department of Health and Seniors Services. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 132:10-d (1999) states that breastfeeding does not constitute indecent exposure and that restricting or restricting a mother`s right to breastfeed is discriminatory.

Sections 800.02 (1993), 800.03 (1997), 827.071 (2001), 847.0135 (2001), 775.0847 (2007) and 800.04 (2008) exclude breastfeeding from various sexual offences such as obscenity, exposure to sexual organs, indecent exposure and sexual behaviour. Callus. Article 43.3 (1997) of the Civil Code allows a mother to breastfeed her child in any place, public or private, except the private home or residence of someone else where the mother and child otherwise have the right to reside. N.J. Rev. Stat. § 17:48-6qq, § 17:48A-7nn, § 17:48E-35.41, § 17B:26-2.1kk, § 17B:27-46.1qq, § 17B:27A-7.24, § 17B:27A-19.28, § 26:2J-4.42, § 52:14-17.29z and § 52:14-17.46.6k (2017) require coverage for donated breast milk. The Health and Safety Code §§ 123360, 123365, 1257.9 (Lexis 2008) directs the State Department of Health and Human Services to promote breastfeeding in public health campaigns and requires hospitals to provide lactation support and advice to patients. D.C. Ann Code. Article 2-1402.11 (1977) states that it is an unlawful discriminatory practice not to treat an employee affected by pregnancy, childbirth, a medical condition related to pregnancy or birth, breastfeeding or a reproductive health decision equally for all employment-related purposes.

Miss Code Ann. § 43-20-31 (2006) requires licensed child care centres to provide nursing mothers with a sanitary place that is not a toilet cubicle for breastfeeding their children or expressed milk, to provide a refrigerator to store expressed milk, to train staff in the safe and appropriate storage and handling of breast milk, and to post breastfeeding information to guests of the facility. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 9, Article 4502(j) (Lexis 2009) states that breastfeeding a child is an important, fundamental and natural act of education that should be promoted in the interest of improving the health of mothers, children and families. The law allows a mother to breastfeed her child in any public place of accommodation where both mother and child would otherwise have a legal right. The Act mandates the Human Rights Commission to develop and distribute materials and provide information on a woman`s legal right to breastfeed her child in a public place of accommodation. Provisions of the laws relating to breastfeeding in the workplace, which are adopted by 23 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico Vt. Stat.

Ann. tit. 21, Article 305(2008) requires employers to grant breastfeeding mothers a reasonable period throughout the day to express breast milk for three years after the birth of a child. Also requires employers to take reasonable precautions to provide a reasonable private space that is not a washroom and prohibits discrimination against an employee who exercises or attempts to exercise the rights under this Act. N.Y. Labor Law § 206-C (2007) states that employers must provide breastfeeding mothers with reasonable, unpaid breaks to express milk and make a reasonable effort to provide them with a private place. Prohibits discrimination against breastfeeding mothers. Or. Rev. Stat, § 109.001 (Lexis 2007) allows a woman to breastfeed in a public place. 29 P.R.

Laws Ann. §§ 478, 478a-478h (Lexis 2008) provide for comprehensive regulation of breastfeeding in the workplace. The law defines the terms, provides time limits for the expression of milk, describes the obligations of employers and sets penalties for non-compliant employers.