Break Time for Nursing Mothers Law
“Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers” – An amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act
For more information, click here.
Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2011
On August 1, 2011, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced the Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2011 (BPA) in both houses of Congress.
The BPA of 2011 includes two provisions that would protect and expand working mothers’ right to breastfeed by 1) amending civil rights law to protect breastfeeding mothers from being fired or discriminated against in the workplace; and 2) extending the existing federal provision to ensure that an additional 13.5 million executive, administrative, and professional employees, including elementary and secondary school teachers, have break time and a private place to pump in the workplace.
For more information, or to send an email to ask your Representative and Senators to co-sponsor the Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2011, click here.
Federal Policy links from the US Breastfeeding Committee
Workplace Support in Federal Law from the US Breastfeeding Committee
U.S. & International documents related to breastfeeding from the US Breastfeeding Committee
For more information about the Affordable Care Act, visit these links:
National Women’s Law Center – Women and the Affordable Care Act
National Women’s Law Center – One Year Anniversary of Affordable Care Act
Check the website of the US Breastfeeding Committee for frequent updates about federal breastfeeding news and laws.