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Where Does Your State Stand on The Right To Breastfeed

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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

31 States Protect the Right to Nurse in Public
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Texas, Vermont and Virginia

15 States Exempt Breastfeeding from Indecency Laws
Alaska, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin

10 States Have Laws Related to Nursing and Jobs
California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington

9 States Provide Exemptions from Jury Duty for Nursing Moms
California, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma Oregon and Virginia

4 States are Working on Breastfeeding Awareness Campaigns
California, Illinois, Missouri, and Vermont

For more detailed information on the exact laws in your state, check out the National Conference of State Legislatures Summary of Breastfeeding Laws.

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