Mom Can Breastfeed in Public
Texas law states that a mother can breastfeed her baby anywhere she is allowed to be.
Public Employers Must Give Break Time and Private Space.
Texas government code Chapter 619 requires that public employers (state, county, or city governmental institutions, school districts, etc.) provide mothers a place to pump, other than a multiple user bathroom, as well as break time to do so. Employers may not suspend, fire, or discriminate against an employee for using these rights.
The Texas legislature created the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite designation to recognize public and private businesses that support breastfeeding.
Child Care Centers Must Provide a Place for Moms to Breastfeed.
Texas regulations require child care centers to have a comfortable place for breastfeeding. Centers must let all parents know they have the right to breastfeed or provide breastmilk for their child while in care. Learn more about Child Care Standards and Regulations.
The quality-based child care rating system, Texas Rising Star, supports breastfeeding in its guidelines too.