Breastfeeding While Working

Federal Law for Nursing Mothers at Work

Federal laws offer some protection and support for nursing mothers on the job. Learn more about these rights and whether they apply to you.

New York Nursing Mothers’ Rights at Work

In August 2007, New York State enacted a law to protect nursing mothers’ ability to continue providing breastmilk to their infants upon their return to work. Learn more about how this law works.

State Laws for Nursing Mothers at Work

Many state laws provide additional protections to nursing mothers on the job. Learn more about these laws and how they might apply to you.

Breastfeeding Advocacy

A Better Balance is working to improve enforcement of existing laws and to expand protections for nursing mothers at work and beyond. Read more about our efforts.