Help protect the civil rights of breastfeeding mothers.

Please sign a letter to your representative supporting this legislation.

The Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009 (H.R. 2819, S. 1244) includes five provisions:

* 1) Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect breastfeeding women from being fired or discriminated against in the workplace.
* 2) Provides tax incentives for businesses that establish private lactation areas in the workplace, or provide breastfeeding equipment or consultation services to their employees.
* 3) Provides for a performance standard to ensure breast pumps are safe and effective.
* 4) Allows breastfeeding equipment and consultation services to be tax deductible for families (amends Internal Revenue Code definition of "medical care").
* 5) Protects the privacy of breastfeeding mothers by ensuring they have break time and a private place to pump (applies to employers with 50 or more employees, see text of legislation for details).

Send a letter here!


1. Breastfeeding is a basic right of all mothers and their babies.

2. 49 states have laws regarding breastfeeding, but they are all over the board on what is protected and what isn't

3. The Breastfeeding Promotion Act will establish federal protection for breastfeeding mothers.

4. Send a letter here: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5162/t/6359/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=1697