Women Push for End to Anti-Breastfeeding Discrimination

By: News 10
By: News 10

"I think that unfortunately, people have over-sexualized the female body and as a result, they seem to think if a mom is feeding a baby, that's unnatural."

Dozens of women took over the State Capitol to talk about the need to normalize breastfeeding. The Michigan Breastfeeding Network says the event was a way to highlight legislation that would let women breastfeed anywhere in public. They tell us they get calls on a weekly basis from women having trouble in the workplace or being kicked out of restaurants for it. "I think that, number one, people truly don't understand the benefits. I feel like if people knew better, they would do better. Secondly, I think that unfortunately, people have over-sexualized the female body and as a result, they seem to think if a mom is feeding a baby, that's unnatural," said Shannon Polk of the Michigan Breastfeeding Network. The legislation is known as the Breastfeeding Anti-Discrimination Act. The Senate passed it unanimously in December. It's currently on hold in the House Judiciary Committee. We'll let you know when that changes.


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