Nursing mothers might be excused from jury duty in Hawaii

The Hawaii Senate has passed a bill that would would exempt breastfeeding mothers with children up to 2yrs from attending jury duty. 

Women serving on juries often struggle to find opportunities to breastfeed or even adequate space to pump.

According to Breastfeeding Hawaii, a local non-for-profit, fewer than one in three children in Hawaii receive breast milk at the age of 12months.

The bill is yet to be signed into law by Governor David Ige. 

If passed, this bill will make Hawaii the 18th State in the United States to excuse breastfeeding mothers from jury duty.

Mother breastfeeding in Hawaii by Sophia Costa

Mother breastfeeding in Hawaii by Sophia Costa