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  • Lisa Grossman, RN, BSN

Laws that Protect Breastfeeding Moms in the Workplace

Did you know that there are laws that protect breastfeeding mamas in the workplace? That's right. There are laws at both federal and state level. It is important to be aware of your rights if you are a working mother and are still breastfeeding (this includes expressing breast milk using a breast pump or other such device).

Below you will find the most updated information from the United States Department of Labor regarding required break times for nursing mothers.

What about at the state level? Here is the most up-to-date information for the state of California from

If you have any questions pertaining to breastfeeding and returning to work please do not hesitate to reach out.


Lisa Grossman, RN, BSN, PHN, OCN, CLC

South Bay Baby Care, INC

Servicing the cities of the South Bay, Los Angeles area and beyond (including Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Lomita, Hawthorne, Los Angeles)

Other resources for California lactation & breastfeeding laws:

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