Breastfeeding Law: Virginia

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    § 32.1-370. Right to breastfeed.

    A mother may breastfeed in any place where the mother is lawfully present, including any location where she would otherwise be allowed on the property that is owned, leased, or controlled by the Commonwealth in accordance with § 2.2-1147.1. [2015]

    § 18.2-387. Indecent exposure.

    Every person who intentionally makes an obscene display or exposure of his person, or the private parts thereof, in any public place, or in any place where others are present, or procures another to so expose himself, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. No person shall be deemed to be in violation of this section for breastfeeding a child in any public place or any place where others are present.

    (Code 1950, § 18.1-236; 1960, c. 233; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 1994, c. 398.)

    Enforcement Provision


    Workplace Pumping Law


    § 22.1-79.5. Employee lactation support policy.
    Each local school board shall adopt a policy to set aside, in each school in the school division, a
    the non-restroom location that is shielded from the public view to be designated as an area in which any
    a mother who is employed by the local school board or enrolled as a student may take breaks of
    reasonable length during the school day to express milk to feed her child until the child reaches the age
    of one.

    Enforcement Provision