BREASTFEEDING LAWS

IN PUBLIC

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Some mothers feel uncomfortable breastfeeding in public. You have the right to breastfeed your baby wherever and whenever your baby is hungry. There are laws that protect breastfeeding mothers. 

CIVIL CODE 43.3: right to breastfeed in public

AT WORK: LACTATION ACCOMODATION LAW

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See the law and frequently asked questions

LABOR CODE SECTION 1030

JURY SERVICE

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A mother who is breastfeeding a child may request that jury service be deferred for up to one year, and may renew that request as long as she is breastfeeding. If the request is made in writing, under penalty of perjury, the jury commissioner must grant it without requiring the prospective juror to appear at court. 

Read the policy

PAID FAMILY/MATERNITY LEAVE

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PAID FAMILY LEAVE PAMPHLET

California Paid Family Leave Brochure by the Employee Disability Department provides frequently asked questions, instructions for application and important contact numbers.

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Employee Disability Department (EDD) website

Apply online for Paid Family Leave

Apply online

LEGAL AID AT WORK WEBSITE

Work and Family Resources including printable fact sheets, help lines and videos. 

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PREGNANCY & MY JOB FACT SHEET

This fact sheet will help you understand the difference between Family Leave, Pregnancy Disability Leave, FMLA and SDI. It will show you what and when you qualify for each type of benefit and how to apply for each of them.

FACT SHEET

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

LACTATION ACCOMODATION

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FOR FAMILIES

More information on lactation accommodation at work

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FOR EMPLOYERS: THE BUSINESS CASE FOR BREASTFEEDING TOOLKIT

The Business Case for Breastfeeding is a comprehensive program designed to educate employers about the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace. Resources include a toolkit, forms, sample lactation accomadation policies and more.

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MODEL EMPLOYERS WITH LACTATION ACCOMMODATION POLICIES

  1. COUNTY OF VENTURA- CA Breastfeeding Coalition Award Winner
  2. Harris Water Co.- BCVC Liquid Gold Award Winner

BCVC POSITION STATEMENTS-coming soon

CO-SLEEPING

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MARIJUANA & BREASTFEEDING

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