Public Breastfeeding


Section 22-1-13

Breastfeeding children in public or private locations.

A mother may breastfeed her child in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be present.

(Act 2006-526, p. 1222, §1.)



Public Breastfeeding Enforcement Provision





Workplace Pumping





Workplace Pumping Enforcement Provision



10 Responses to “Alabama”

  1. Camille Weeks says:

    Hi Jake!

    If your state does not have an enforcement provision, what is there we can do to change that if anything?
    Also, I am giving a speech on the importance of breastfeeding and I would love to reference your sight. Anything I use will be attributed to you, and I will provide a link to your sight.


    • admin says:

      You can create a group, draft some good language for a statute (I can help), and start looking for a state legislator who will work with you. Basically, you have to make it happen.

      • Jeanna Harris says:

        I am currently working on getting provisions to the current breastfeeding law. I was forced to leave a child support court room in February of this year,in Mobile.

  2. Nicole Hopper says:

    I was just curious as to what can be done to help protect breastfeeding mothers who work, as far as pumping. I am the mother of a newborn and I wish to continue nursing and working. However, with the hours I will be working I will need to pump. Thank you for your help.

    • admin says:

      Nicole, check out the “Pumping 9-5” article. Without legal protection a lot of it is negotiation. If you have no legal protection and can’t work out a solution with your employer, you can use all your available break time, perhaps in your car or some off-premises location. Worst case scenario, work with an IBCLC on work-arounds like block feeding. And, if you must, supplement but hold on to your breastfeeding relationships. There are lots of options even though many of them are not particularly good ones.

  3. Michelle says:

    Do you know what the law is in Alabama concerning if your child has to be covered if you are feeding your child?

    • admin says:

      You are looking at the whole law. Covering is at the discretion of the person who is breastfeeding.

  4. Lauren says:

    Just wondering if you’ve been contacted by anyone interested in working on legislation for an enforcement provision in Alabama. As a new mother, and a relatively articulate human, I think this is an area where I could put my knowledge and talent to good use. Unfortunately, we are America’s backwater and progressive ideas like feeding your kid tend to blow minds and rattle cages– would be good to know how recently an attempt has been made. Thank you!

    • admin says:

      No but you can start a group on Facebook.

    • Jeanna Harris says:

      I have a group on Facebook for this. I am looking to add provisions in the current law. Breastfeeding Enforcement For Alabama is the name of the group.
      I was forced to leave a child support court room in February,in Mobile.