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Kansas Passes Breastfeeding Bill

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I wrote a few weeks ago about the pro breastfeeding bill moving through the Kansas legislature. I'm happy to report that Governor Kathleen Sebelius has signed the bill into law, adding Kansas to the list of states that explicitly protects the right of a mother to breastfeed her child in public.

Excellent news!


  1. Anonymous Anonymous | 7:00 PM |  

    I recently went swimming at a YMCA pool with my child, when a woman in the pool began to breastfeed her child. She was in the pool and not even attempting to cover up her breast. There were many young children around. I'm wondering how you feel about that. Should she be allowed to do so while in the pool and not trying to be discrete?

  2. Blogger Jennifer | 9:04 PM |  

    Allowed to? Yes. Assuming of course that you can formula feed in that area. My personal thought is that if you can feed a bottle there, then you can breastfeed there.

    Do I think it's a good idea to nurse with an entire breast exposed (assuming that's what you mean)?

    No. I think the best course of action is to show as little breast as possible, but hey, that's just me. I'm able to nurse without showing anything at all and that's without using a cover up.

    Some moms just cannot get baby latched on without showing some skin. That's fine by me, it's their right to feed their child and it's my right to not look.

    The moment we start to say someone has to be "discreet" in nursing, we get into a whole big mess...because who gets to define discreet?

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