Nursing Mom Accused of Indecent Exposure at Court

In fact, DC human rights law protects babies' right to breastfeed
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 15, 2011 1:37 AM CST
Babies have a right to nurse under DC Human Rights laws, attorney-mom discovers.   (?moppet65535)

(Newser) – A shocked mom was told by security guards outside a DC courtroom that nursing her baby son was "indecent exposure." This is "a government building, and you can't breastfeed in a public corridor of a government building," said one of the guards, the woman recounted in the Washington Post. Unfortunately for the guards, the mom was also an attorney who instantly called colleagues to research the issue. Turns out her boy had every right to have his liquid breakfast because he's protected under the local "Child's Right to Nurse Human Rights Amendment" of 2007. It allows a woman to nurse in any location, public or private, where children can be present. The mom has filed a complaint with the local Office of Human Rights. (Read more Washington DC stories.)

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