CO Lactation Laws Overview
Colorado Legislation Support Breastfeeding
BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC ACT
"You have the right to Breastfeed anywhere that you have the right to be" Colorado Revised Statute 25-6-302
Print your very own Colorado Breastfeeding Cards. Print on any card stock, laminate, and cut to your preference.
CO WORKPLACE ACCOMODATIONS FOR NURSING MOTHERS ACT
The Colorado WORKPLACE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR NURSING MOTHERS ACT establishes a standard for an employer to:
- Provide reasonable unpaid break time, or allow an employee to use paid break and/or meal time, to express breast milk for her nursing child for up to 2 years after the child’s birth
- Make reasonable efforts to provide a nursing mother with a private location in close proximity to her work area (other than a toilet stall) in which to express milk
- Not discriminate against women for expressing milk in the workplace
Colorado Division of Labor Advisory Bulletins and Resource Guide (See Page 139-140)
United States Breastfeeding Committee Resource Page (information about the Federal Laws that support breastfeeding)
The Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition is currently working to maintain approved legislation and assist with implementation of workplace accommodations.
If you are interested in assisting the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition or are in need of assistance, please contact the Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition.