State Law

In 2009, the North Dakota Legislature passed legislation to protect a woman’s right to breastfeed her child in any location, public or private, where the woman and child are otherwise authorized to be. This legislation also established an "infant-friendly" designation for workplaces that adopt breastfeeding support policies. The breastfeeding support policies include: 

  • allowing flexible break times for expression of milk,
  • providing a clean, private space (not a toilet stall or restroom) for pumping/nursing,
  • access to a clean water source for washing hands and cleaning breast pump equipment, and
  • providing a place for storing breast milk (such as a refrigerator, etc.).

To read the entire text of the legislation, go to North Dakota SB 2344


Both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding