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I don't know why I've been fretting over this lately, but it's something I've been thinking about a lot. I'm going to be breastfeeding this baby, and I have some questions. I know there's a breastfeeding board here, but I can't exactly find the answers that I'm looking for there.
Is it legal for a flight attendant to kick me off an airplane for not covering up/being 'modest'?
Can managers from a privately owned restaurant tell me to leave for breastfeeding?
I guess my real question is, is it ever legal ANYWHERE for someone to tell me I have to leave?
I guess it might be a silly question, but I don't know the answers and if I'm ever presented with those situations, I want to know my rights and not look dumb.
Only certain states have laws that state that a breastfeeding mom is legally able to breastfeed wherever she legally is allowed to be. Not all states have that law, some have breastfeeding laws but they aren't as nice as that one. Some laws state you can't be arrested for breastfeeding but that may be the only law on the books. So no, you aren't necessarily guaranteed the right to breastfeed - however, when a mom is kicked out for breastfeeding and she takes it to the internet the breastfeeding community rally's pretty quickly. It's not good for a business to not be pro-breastfeeding.
~Beth~ Wife to my Airman Chris, and mommy to: Anthony Nathaniel (8/31/04), Anastasia Fae (8/01/06), Baby C (lost on 10/12/07), David Cillian (7/31/08), Charles George (4/29/10), and Alan Christopher (2/22/12)
Thank you all!!!!! I want to print and laminate the law portion so if someone says something to me I can be like, "SEE?!?! Now back off buddy!"
I'm only like 7-9 weeks along and I'm already fretting over this stuff. I just want to be prepared.
My best advice is to stand strong. If it's just some random person that says it to you, just keep your head high and let it be (even though it might be hard). If it's a business, contact your local LLL and make a stink about it. I am the biggest pro nursing in public advocates I know, and anyone that would dare tell me to stop nursing would get shut down real quick. But actual laws I dont know much about. I wish there was no laws against it, makes me mad that there are