Breastfeeding in Idaho...the Laws

Below are the questions and answers around breastfeeding in Idaho!

Can I breastfeed in public?

Yes! In 2018, House Bill 448 was introduced and later passed to amend sections of Idaho Code that specifically call out breastfeeding as EXEMPT from indecent exposure laws.

Does my employer have to provide me time to breastfeed and/or pump?

Yes, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, employers are required to provide "reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child's birth each time such employee has need to express the milk." 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, your employer is required to provide "a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk."