Utah



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.

[NOTE: This creates no state law. It merely forbids counties creating ordinances forbidding public breastfeeding.]

Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, Welfare, and Morals
Section 1229.5
Breast feeding is not violation of this part.
76-10-1229.5. Breast feeding is not violation of this part.
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 violation of this part, irrespective of whether or not the breast is covered during or incidental to feeding.

[Exempts breastfeeding from criminal indecency law]

Enforcement Provision

None.

Workplace Pumping Law

None

Enforcement Provision

None



4 Responses to “Utah”

  1. Ashlee says:

    I have had 2 children that I have breastfed while living in Utah. Both of which I was employed PT or FT and had to pump. My employers were both agreeable and allowed me a private office and the time to breastfeed/pump throughout the work day. It made my choice to continue breastfeeding until at least 1 year old easier and more convenient.

  2. Alicia says:

    When I went back to work after having my first baby I was given space to pump so I could continue breastfeeding, but I had to do it during my breaks which where short and lunch. later they took away the private space and I had to go use a bathroom . looks like we need laws in utah to allow women the time and space here to pump.

  3. Sherry S. says:

    I work in direct sales. I was doing an event today and in less than a minute of starting to breastfeed my almost exclusively breastfed baby, I was asked to stop, go to the bathroom or a hidden corner where no one would see me. I was told I could also go outside to my car. I know the law and know I am legally allowed to nurse where I am allowed to be. I informed them of my rights, also had the law pulled up on my phone, they did not care. Said I was breaching my contract with them, but nowhere in the contract states I could not nurse my baby. I informed them I would probably only need to feed him 2-3 times both days. 5 minutes or so each time.

    The event coordinator and building owner informed me I was breaking the law, being disrespectful, harming my business and theirs. They were bullying me to not feed him. They finally said I could just cover up but my baby wont, he is 13 months old.

    After leaving the building for a while, we talked to the police to make sure we were with in our rights to leave, as the owner stated I could not take my property and leave. They also refused to refund my money. Stating there was a no refund policy in the contract, again, there was not one.

    I cant seem to find a lawyer local, who I can talk to about this case though. I just want my money back, and possibly them to change their contract. This also is not the first time they have done this, I have info from one other who can not feed her infant there.

    • admin says:

      Please read Utah’s public breastfeeding law on this page. In fact it does not create a right to breastfeed wherever you legally allowed to be. It is merely an exemption from public indecency law. :(

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