Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Breast Feeding at Work: Rhode Island and Federal Laws

Breastfeeding Laws in Rhode Island: Employers should provide a breastfeeding mother with flexible breaks and a safe, clean, privateplace to pump breastmilk or breastfeed her child.  Section 23-13.2-1 (2003).  A woman may breastfeed or bottle-feed her child in any place open to the public. Section 23-13.5-1(2008)

Federal Breastfeeding Law:The United States Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires nationwide workplace lactation accommodations:  www.dol.gov/whd/nursingmothers

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