Virginia Breastfeeding Laws

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Workplace Accommodations 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. More information can be found at the Department of Labor, see the Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy Poster. Questions about the workplace accommodations law can be directed to the Office of the Attorney General.

Public Breastfeeding Law

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

Employee Lactation Support Policy 

Passed in 2014, Code of Virginia § 22.1-79.6  requires school boards to adopt a policy to provide lactation accommodations for employees and students.

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