Public Breastfeeding Law

135.30A Breast-feeding in public places.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a woman may breast-feed the woman’s own child in any public place where the woman’s presence is otherwise authorized.
2000 Acts, ch 1140, §21

Enforcement Provision


Workplace Pumping Law


Enforcement Provision


6 Responses to “Iowa”

  1. Linda Anderson says:

    I’m requesting information on what employers need to allow regarding time to pump during the day. I am in Iowa. My daughter has a split-shift job and works the first shift 8 – 12. Her employer just told her that she needs to stay longer to make up for the time spent pumping.

  2. Shannon says:

    To “admin.” on this website the Federal Law does outline the workplace law. So, would that not preempt the fact that Iowa does not have one?

    • admin says:

      In this area, one may choose either federal or state law, whichever gives you the best result. However, as you can see on the federal page, the federal law has no enforcement provision and is therefore of no use unless a worker is fired.

  3. aerica says:

    i have the same issue, i’m required to use breaks/lunch for my pump breaks, and if i go over on that time, i’m required to turn in vacation time or stay late to make up the time.