Virginia Breastfeeding Laws

Virginia Lactation Law

Passed in 2020, The Virginia Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, Code of Virginia § 2.2-3905 requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for lactating workers, including more frequent breaks to express breast milk and access to a private location to do so.

Virginia Public Breastfeeding Law

Enacted in 2015, Va. Code § 32.1-370 states in relevant part, “A mother may breastfeed in any place where the mother is lawfully present.”