Do you need information on legal issues and breastfeeding? Most of this information is for mothers in the United States.
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
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.
- Women’s Preventive Services: Required Health Plan Coverage Guidelines – “Non-grandfathered plans and issuers are required to provide coverage without cost sharing consistent with these guidelines in the first plan year (in the individual market, policy year) that begins on or after August 1, 2012… Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling…”
- Federal law now includes breast pumps and other supplies that directly assist with lactation as medical care expenses.
Breastfeeding Legistation Information from Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney
50 States Summary of Breastfeeding Laws from the National Conference of State Legislatures
Breastfeeding in Public from LLLI
Breastfeeding Rights from INFACT Canada
Breastfeeding in Public — a Human Rights Issue from INFACT Canada
State Breastfeeding Legislation from the United States Breastfeeding Committee (1/29/03)
Summary of State Breastfeeding Laws from the US Congressional Research Service
Breastfeeding: Impact on Health, Employment and Society from the US Congressional Research Service
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
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