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Breastfeeding Rights by State

Breastfeeding Moms Need to Save This Image to Their Phones ASAP

Brestfed babies eat anywhere from eight to 12 times a day, so there's a good chance that at some point, those moms are going to need to breastfeed in public. For those staunchly in the "normalize breastfeeding!" camp, this is a nonissue, but for those a bit more trepidatious, the concept can be overwhelming – especially when there are still plenty of individuals and organizations who might try to tell you that it's against public decency laws or that you're simply not allowed to do it.

For those moments, all breastfeeding moms should arm themselves with the below infographic, "You Have the Right to Breastfeed Your Baby," which – in addition to a comprehensive breakdown of rights by state – also details employer responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act.

Go ahead and save the image to your phone and "favorite" it so you have it handy for tense standoffs, if they ever arise. (Spoiler alert: unless you live in Idaho, you have the legal right to breastfeed your baby in any public or private location in the US.) (Side note: WTF, Idaho . . .)

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