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

Additional resources for breastfeeding in public can be found on the Women's Health website.

Both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding