Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019

Posted : 08/01/19 in In the News

Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019
Ellie MacGregor
(Contributor)

Posted 2 weeks ago

On Thursday, July 25, 2019, the Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019 was signed into law!

 

From the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC):

"The Act requires that certain public buildings that contain a public restroom also provide a lactation room, other than a bathroom, that is hygienic and available for use by a member of the public. This means that advocates and visitors to Capitol Hill, Senate and House office buildings, the Smithsonian buildings, courthouses, customshouses, and other federal facilities around the nation will have access to a clean, private lactation space. The requirement for these federal buildings to provide lactation accommodations will go a long way toward supporting breastfeeding visitors, advocates, and local communities. Under current practice, federal agencies provide a designated, non-bathroom space for returning employees to pump breast milk during the workday. The Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act extends this requirement to include not just employees, but visitors to federal facilities!"