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THE LEGISLATURE HAS BEEN TIED UP WITH COVID ACTIONS THIS YEAR AND HAS NOT ADDRESSED ANY LEGISLATION RELATED TO BREASTFEEDING.

UNITED STATES 

The House of Representatives passes the PUMP Act, next stop is the Senate 

 Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act (H.R. 3110).

You can read the bill here  H. R. 3110 (Engrossed-in-House) (congress.gov)

https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/hr3110/BILLS-117hr3110eh.xml 

 

This bill expands coverage from the previous Breaktime for Nursing Mothers Law so that 9 million women who are overtime exempt are now protected for pumping at work who did not have this protection before. 

  • Mothers are able to pump for up to 2 years.

  • They should be provided with a place to pump that is not in a bathroom. 

  • The law applies for workers who have experienced a stillbirth, and, in the case of adoption or surrogacy, apply to the adoptive and biological mother or gestational carrier.

  • Employers with less than 50 employees are exempt from this requirement. 

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