Arkansas

Arkansas

Public Breastfeeding Law

“A woman may breastfeed a child in a public place or any place where other individuals are present.”

"According to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, if a school or university receives federal funding, they cannot discriminate for any reason. Not allowing a mother to breastfeed, express, or pump breastmilk in a public area is discrimination. A college campus is a public area."

Ark. Stat. Ann § 11-5-116 (2009) 

Pumping at School Law

"According to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, if a school or university receives federal funding, they cannot discriminate for any reason. Not allowing a mother to breastfeed, express, or pump breastmilk in a public area is discrimination. A college campus is a public area."

Workplace Pumping Law

The federal workplace pump law provides more protections than Arkansas' state law about workplace pumping. As a result, the federal workplace pump law does take presidence over the below, state law. https://www.nationwidenursein.com/federal/workplace-pumping

"Ark. Stat. Ann § 11-5-116 (2009) "Break time for Expressing Breastmilk – requires an employer to provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an employee who needs to express breastmilk for her child and requires an employer to make reasonable effort to provide a private, secure and sanitary room or other location other than a toilet stall where an employee can express her breastmilk."

http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/WIC/breastfeeding/Docum...

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