|My lactivist friend Raegan nursing|
on the Missouri capitol building's steps.
One of the main goals of NursingFreedom.org is to help women advocate for their breastfeeding rights. There are still several states with either no laws protecting breastfeeding mothers and children, or only minimal protection. For example, Idaho, Nebraska, and West Virginia have absolutely no laws protecting nursing in public. Michigan, South Dakota, and Wyoming only exempt nursing in public from public indecency laws. Tennessee limits the protection of nursing in public only to infants younger than twelve months.
We still have work to do in these states, as well as states that do not give full protection for mothers who nurse their children in any public or private location. Please help us provide resources so that our sisters in these states can be educated in their efforts to change the law.
If you have resources - sample letters, reports, studies - anything your state legislature considered when writing your statute, please email it to NursingFreedom (at) gmail (dot) com.
If you have a personal story about the journey to new breastfeeding laws in your state, please contact us. We would love to share your story and experiences with our readers.
If you know someone who could contribute, please share this information with them.
We don't want women to have to reinvent the wheel in their advocacy efforts. Let's learn from each other!