Louisiana Laws Protect You
Like many states, Louisiana has laws that protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
Read more about Louisiana’s breastfeeding laws here.
Why do we need breastfeeding laws?
Breastfeeding is important to the health of women, children and the community, and is therefore often protected by creating laws and policies.
There are many types of breastfeeding laws. Some states have laws that ensure women can breastfeed freely in public and private locations and that they are exempt from jury duty. Many states have laws that require employers to provide lactation accommodations for their breastfeeding employees.
To learn more about other state laws related to breastfeeding click here.
Breastfeeding Law-Know Your Legal Rights: BreastfeedingLaw.com is the most comprehensive website available concerning breastfeeding law in the United States.
La Leche League: Breastfeeding and the Law
National Conference of State Legislatures: Breastfeeding Laws
National Partnership for Women and Families: Family-Friendly Laws and Proposals Map
USBC: Protect, Promote and Support Breastfeeding Through Legislation (2008)
Breastfeeding and Family Law (Custody/Visitation) Information:
Robert Emery- The Truth About Children and Divorce
T. Berry Brazelton- The Brazelton Institute
La Leche League International- Breastfeeding and Family Law
Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington- Breastfeeding and Family Law Resources
“Yes, you can breastfeed in public!” Cards
The bilingual (Spanish/English) “Yes, you can breastfeed in public” card has been created in response to reports that mothers were told to stop breastfeeding despite the fact that they are granted the right to breastfeed by Louisiana law. These are wallet-sized cards that can be easily carried by mothers.
WARNING – Please be understand this is NOT a “license” that mothers are required to carry with them in order to have the right to breastfeed!
Download our breastfeeding law cards here:
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(The English version of the card is on page 1, the Spanish version is on page 2.)