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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

Legislation

Michigan mothers who nurse their children in public are now protected from discrimination and prosecution under bipartisan legislation passed into law on June 24, 2014 by Gov. Rick Snider.  The Breastfeeding Anti-Discrimination Act  gives women the right to nurse a child any place that is open to the general public, including stores, restaurants, and municipal busses.

Section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Health Care Reform) signed into law by President Obama in 2010, included some provisions for breastfeeding mothers.  The federal law allows “reasonable” breaks for working mothers to express breast milk during the day, until the child reaches one year old. The law also requires employers to provide some space “other than a bathroom” for mothers to express milk.  Please visit links below for more information regarding breastfeeding rights.

For more Information:

USbreastfeeding.org

Michigan Legislature

Michigan Breastfeeding Network - facebook

BanTheBags.org

Breastfeeding State Laws