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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Breastfeeding Laws: Know Your Rights

From USA Today:

August is National Breastfeeding Month. To spread awareness, All the Moms compiled a list of breastfeeding rights that nursing mothers should absolutely know.

Turns out, MANY mamas aren't aware of the protections put in place for them. 

And in 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about 83 percent of U.S. mothers tried breastfeeding at least once. 

So when the majority of mothers try breastfeeding but don't know their rights, it's time to lay out the laws. 

First off: You can breastfeed anywhere, anytime

Breastfeeding in public is legal in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. That happened recently when Utah and Idaho finally legalized it.  

Read more here.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2018/08/breastfeeding-laws-know-your-rights.html

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