Public Breastfeeding Law

"17-15-25. Right to breast feed. The county legislative body may not prohibit a woman's breast feeding in any location where she otherwise may rightfully be, irrespective of whether the breast is uncovered during or incidental to the breast feeding." Utah Code Ann. § 76-9-702 and § 76-10-1229.5 “A woman's breast feeding, including breast feeding in any location where the woman otherwise may rightfully be, does not under any circumstance constitute a lewd act, irrespective of whether or not the breast is covered during or incidental to feeding.”

Work Place Pumping Law

"Effective 5/10/2016 
34-49-202.  Reasonable breaks and private room required. 


A public employer shall:

provide for at least one year after the birth of a public employee's child reasonable breaks for each time the public employee needs to breast feed or express milk; and

consult with the public employee to determine the frequency and duration of the breaks.

A break required under Subsection (1)(a) shall, to the extent possible, run concurrent with any other break period otherwise provided to the public employee.


A public employer shall provide for a public employee a room or other location in close proximity to the public employee's work area.

The room described in Subsection (2)(a):

may not be a bathroom or toilet stall; and


be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition;

provide privacy shielded from the view of and intrusion from coworkers or the public;

be available at the times and for a duration required by the public employee as determined in consultation with the public employee under Subsection (1)(a)(ii); and

have an electrical outlet.


Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a), an employer is not required to comply with the requirements of Subsections (2)(a) and (b) if compliance would create an undue hardship on the operations of the employer.

For purposes of Subsection (2)(c)(i), an undue hardship is a requirement that would cause the employer significant difficulty or expense when considered in relation to the size, financial resources, nature, or structure of the employer's operations.


A public employer shall provide access to a clean and well-maintained refrigerator or freezer for the temporary storage of the public employee's breast milk.

Notwithstanding Subsection (3)(a), a public employer with a public employee not working in an office building may, in the alternative, provide a nonelectric insulated container for storage of the public employee's breast milk."