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Best and worst airline breastfeeding policies

August 5, 2013

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A good breastfeeding policy should reflect the laws and codes already in place.  The best policies begin by recognizing the right of a nursing mother to feed her baby in public. A nursing mother should never be asked to: stop breastfeeding relocate in order to breastfeed cover up while breastfeeding While the comfort of every […]

Texas Moms Kept From Breastfeeding in Public Could Soon Have the Right to Sue

February 25, 2013

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On Friday, [Texas State Representative] Farrar filed a bill that would allow mothers booted from a public place for nursing can sue and collect damages from whomever did the booting, be it an individual, business, government or other entity. via Texas Moms Kept From Breastfeeding in Public Could Soon Have the Right to Sue – […]

A Bill In The Missouri Senate Would Change Breastfeeding Rules

February 12, 2013

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Keep up the good work Missouri!  Its time that archaic rider about discretion was removed from public breastfeeding laws.  Breastfeeding is the way babies EAT.  discretion has nothing to do with it! A Bill In The Missouri Senate Would Change Breastfeeding Rules – KMBZ.

Breastfeeding Rights in British Columbia, Canada

June 12, 2012

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Breastfeeding mothers in British Columbia are covered under Canada’s federal laws, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  British Columbia’s Human Rights Code protects people from being treated differently and poorly because of their gender.  It is illegal to discriminate against a woman because she may become pregnant, is pregnant, or has a baby.  Nursing […]

Breastfeeding Rights in Canada

April 10, 2012

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Your Right to Nurse in Public in Canada Your right to breastfeed anywhere, anytime is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 15(1) Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular without discrimination […]

Breastfeeding rights in Ontario, Canada

April 10, 2012

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Your Rights to Nurse in Public in Ontario, Canada Breastfeeding mothers in Ontario are covered under Canada’s federal laws, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  In addition, Ontario has specifically detailed our right based on Family Status for being in a parent-child relationship.  In this province, additionally, women are legally protected from discrimination and […]

Breastfeeding Rights in the City of Toronto

April 10, 2012

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Your Rights to Nurse in Public in Toronto, Ontario Toronto is a very breastfeeding friendly place.  In addition to being covered by the laws that govern all of Canada and also Ontario, Toronto as a city committed to breastfeeding.  You will see many signs in the windows of local businesses that look like this: This […]

Breastfeeding in the USA

April 10, 2012

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Breastfeeding Laws in the USA Forty-five states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have laws that specifically allow women to breastfeed in any public or private location. Twenty-eight states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands exempt breastfeeding from public indecency laws. Five states and Puerto Rico have implemented or encouraged the development […]