Know Your Rights

Did you know...?

  • Birthing hospitals are required to provide mothers with breastfeeding guidance and information.
  • A mother may breastfeed her baby in any public place she is allowed to be.
  • It is unlawful to discriminate in employment or housing on the basis of breastfeeding.
  • A breastfeeding mother may be excused from jury service.

California has some of the strongest laws and regulations in the nation to support breastfeeding women in hospitals, in schools, in the workplace and in the public.

The links below provide information about California state laws and regulations that pertain to breastfeeding and what steps to take if the laws are not being followed.

California

California Breastfeeding Laws & Regulations
Current Legislation

Hospitals

Laws that Require Hospitals to Support, Promote and Protect Breastfeeding

Community

Laws that Protect a Mothers Right to Breastfeed in Public

Workplace

Laws that Protect Women in the Workplace

School

Laws that Protect Lactating Teens at School

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