Think a woman can breastfeed anywhere she wants? Think again. A nursing mother may have the law on her side, but that doesn’t seem to stop prudish employees at places such as baseball stadiums, public libraries, and churches to not just hassle and harass nursing mothers, but to throw them out of their establishments.
Forty-five states have laws that protect breastfeeding women and allow them to nurse anywhere they want. But many times, this freedom is brought into question. In an age where breastfeeding babies is not just encouraged but promoted, it is disheartening that women get confronted for simply nourishing their children. Numerous women feel nervous about nursing in public, and situations like these make it even more stress-inducing, and that’s not good for the mom, the baby, or anyone.
Check out these 16 places where nursing mothers have been harassed and/or thrown out of for nursing. Which one surprises you most?
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Photo above from Morgue Files
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