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Colorado Legislation Support Breastfeeding

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BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC ACT

"You have the right to Breastfeed anywhere that you have the right to be" Colorado Revised Statute 25-6-302
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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

POSTPONEMENT OF JURY SERVICE FOR A PERSON WHO IS BREASTFEEDING A CHILD ACT

In 2015 our legislature passed the Postponement of Jury Service for a Person Who is Breastfeeding a Child Act, Colorado Revised Statutes, 13-71-119.5. This law establishes that a person who is breastfeeding a child is eligible for two, 12-month postponements of jury service. Documentation can be requested by the judge or jury commissioner to support the postponement request. Call or email your county's jury commissioner for specifics.

 

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UPCOMING

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.