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    Breastfeeding Laws Strengthened in South Dakota

    Breastfeeding mothers in South Dakota have a little more legal protection to feed their babies in public. After a delay over a procedural maneuver, the state House of Representatives gave final legislative approval that allows women to publicly breastfeed their children in the state. The legislation reads: “A mother may breastfeed her child in any […] More

  • Woman Denied Right to Pump Breast Milk at Work

    California Mother Denied Right to Pump Breast Milk at Work

    According to federal law, a woman has the right to breastfeed her child and pump her breast milk when and where she needs: “Among many provisions, Section 4207 of the law amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 (29 U.S. Code 207) to require an employer to provide reasonable break time for an […] More

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    Breastfeeding Law Protects Women at Work

    You may not be familiar with the law-it was, after all, tucked away inside President Obama’s health care reform legislation-but it exists, and it is a law aimed squarely at protecting women who choose to breastfeed their babies or pump breast milk at work. Part of the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law […] More