Breastfeeding: Legal Issues

August 18, 2011. Posted in: Legal issues

Do you need information on legal issues and breastfeeding? Most of this information is for mothers in the United States.

General | Legislation | Jury Duty | Public BF | Extended BF | Family Law

General

Breastfeeding Law: Know Your Legal Rights by Jake Aryeh Marcus, J.D.

Breastfeeding and the Law from La Leche League International. LLLI has information on breastfeeding law throughout the world.

Breastfeeding Moms and the Law by Virginia Gilbert

Breastfeeding and the law from 007 Breasts

Legislation

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law: Implementation of Breastfeeding Provisions Continues (6/26/2012)

Workplace Support in Federal Law from the United States Breastfeeding Committee

Break Time for Nursing Mothers from the United States Department of Labor

Check your insurance coverage! Certain pump rentals, purchases, and lactation counseling are 100% covered by health insurance if your plan year begins 8/1/2012 or later. If not covered by your insurance, breast pumps and supplies that assist lactation are (as of 2/28/11) considered a deductible medical expense.check your insurance coverage! Certain pump rentals, purchases, and lactation counseling are 100% covered by health insurance if your plan year begins 8/1/2012 or later. If not covered by your insurance, breast pumps and supplies that assist lactation are (as of 2/28/11) considered a deductible medical expense.

Information on State Legislation and Federal Policies from the United States Breastfeeding Committee

Breastfeeding Legistation Information from Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney

50 States Summary of Breastfeeding Laws from the National Conference of State Legislatures

Jury Duty

Jury Duty? @ kellymom

Breastfeeding & Jury Duty – One mom’s experience @ kellymom

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public from LLLI

Breastfeeding Rights from INFACT Canada

Breastfeeding in Public — a Human Rights Issue from INFACT Canada

PDF State Breastfeeding Legislation from the United States Breastfeeding Committee (1/29/03)

PDF Summary of State Breastfeeding Laws from the US Congressional Research Service

PDF Breastfeeding: Impact on Health, Employment and Society from the US Congressional Research Service

Extended Breastfeeding

Extended Breastfeeding and the Law By Elizabeth N. Baldwin, Esq. (reprinted from Mothering Magazine, 1993)

Letter for Court Cases (in support of extended breastfeeding) by Katherine Dettwyler, PhD

Family Law

Is Breastfeeding Really a Visitation Issue? by Elizabeth N. Baldwin, Esq. & Kenneth A. Friedman, Esq.

Dealing with Divorce and Custody Issues and Blended Families from Attachment Parenting International

Attachment 101 for Attorneys: Implications for Infant Placement Decisions by Eleanor Willemsen and Kristen Marcel

Trends in Child Custody with Liz Baldwin, Esq. (DivorceCentral.com chat transcript)

Visitation for the Youngest Children of Divorce with Liz Baldwin, Esq. (DivorceCentral.com chat transcript)

A Journey through Breastfeeding and Visitation from TheLeakyBoob.com

Breastfeeding and Family Law from the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington

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