Public Breastfeeding: Yea or Nay?
Every so often, a story will surface in the news about women who are rebuked for breastfeeding their babies in public. Whether it's shop owners or their patrons who complain, it's an embarrassing situation for moms who are just trying to feed their children. Most people wouldn't want to take their plates from a restaurant table and go eat in the restroom, but sometimes, that's what's expected when new babies are hungry. Laws vary from state to state, but 44 states have specific laws that allow women to breastfeed in any public or private location. But a mere 28 states exempt breastfeeding from public indecency laws. Many of them even exempt nursing moms from jury duty.