Breastfeeding Law: Georgia

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    Georgia Code – Health – Title 31, Section 31-1-9

    The breast-feeding of a baby is an important and basic act of nurture which should be encouraged in the interests of maternal and child health. A mother may breast-feed her baby in any location where the mother and baby are otherwise authorized to be.

    Enforcement Provision


    Workplace Pumping Law

    Georgia Code – Labor and Industrial Relations – Title 34, Section 34-1-6

    (a) As used in this Code section, the term ’employer’ means any person or entity that employs one or more employees and shall include the state and its political subdivisions.

    (b) An employer may provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for her infant child. The employer may make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location (in close proximity to the work area), other than a toilet stall, where the employee can express her milk in privacy. The break time shall, if possible, run concurrently with any break time already provided to the employee. An employer is not required to provide break time under this Code section if to do so would unduly disrupt the operations of the employer.

    Enforcement Provision

    None. Law is entirely voluntary for the employer.