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Yesterday Governor Doyle signed the Right to Breastfeed Law.

http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/87275097.html

I am so proud that Harrison and I were part of the support that made this happen!

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Harrison and I went to the Capitol and sat in on a Senate hearing. We (and at least 30 other mom/baby pairs) were in attendance for a hearing on AB-57.

AB57 Bill Text:  “A mother may breast−feed her child in any public or private location where the mother and her child are otherwise authorized to be. In such a location, no person may prohibit a mother from breast−feeding her child, request or direct a mother to move to a different location to breast−feed her child, request or direct a mother to cover her child or breast while breast−feeding, or otherwise restrict a mother from breast−feeding her child as provided in this section.”

It was freezing when we parked the car downtown. I bundled Harrison up in the BabyHawk and a crocheted blanket and we walked a couple blocks to the Capitol building. I was considering just getting back in the car and heading home – it was that cold!

We ended up wandering around the Capitol building for a while trying to find the right room and ended up just  following  the sound of babies! One mom had a baby in a carrier on her front, and another baby in a carrier on her back. I am so glad we stuck it out through the cold. It was such an amazing experience to take part in our legislative process!

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