Kansas


Kansas has laws addressing breastfeeding in public, and exemption from jury duty. A mother has the right to breastfeed in any place the mother has a right to be.  Jury duty will be postponed for a breastfeeding mother until the mother is no longer breastfeeding.

On March 6, 2006 HOUSE BILL No. 2284 was signed into law.

AN ACT relating to breastfeeding mothers; concerning right to breastfeed; jury duty while breastfeeding; amending K.S.A. 43-158 and repealing the existing section.

Section 1. (a) Breast milk is widely acknowledged to be the most complete form of nutrition for infants, with a range of benefits for infant’s health, growth, immunity and development and has also been shown to improve maternal health and bonding in addition to contributing to         society at large through economic and environmental gains, it is therefore the public policy of Kansas that a mother’s choice to       breastfeed should be supported and encouraged to the greatest extent possible.
(b) A mother may breastfeed in any place she has a right to be.
(e) a mother breastfeeding her child. Jury service shall be postponed until such mother is no longer breastfeeding the child.