California's Lactation Accommodation Law, AB 1025, has been in effect since Jan. 1, 2002. The law is designed to give moms adequate break time and a private sanitary place to express breast milk for their babies.

California Lactation Accommodation Law

California law supports breastfeeding mothers who work. Breastfed babies are healthier and that's good for business!

The California Lactation Accommodation Law requires the employer to provide:

  • A reasonable amount of break time for the mother to express breast milk.
  • A private, sanitary place where the mother can pump breast milk, other than a toilet stall. This should be near her work area.

An expecting mother should talk with her employer before her maternity leave to arrange where and when she will be able to express milk at work.

For more information on how you can support breastfeeding in the workplace, see Assembly Bill 1025.

Resources for working women and employers

Fair Labor Standards Act - Nursing Mothers

Babies First Brochure

The Business Case for Breastfeeding