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D.C. Mom Barred from Breastfeeding at DMV

D.C. Mom Barred from Breastfeeding at DMV

Another mom has been barred from breastfeeding in public.

Simone Manigo-Truell dos Santos of Washington, D.C. has filed a formal complaint after a security officer at the Department of Motor Vehicles barred her from nursing her 4-month-old son in a corridor.

Dos Santos was attempting to breastfeed her son under layers of clothing while waiting for a DMV hearing when security officers approached her and told her she wasn't allowed to breastfeed in a public corridor of a government building. A female officer explained that it was "indecent exposure." Dos Santos contacted her lawyer and learned that the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977 says otherwise.

(The D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977 protects a woman's right to breastfeed in any public or private place where she has a right to be with her child.)


Read the full story at WTOP

After a similar incident in a Michigan courtroom last month, we want to know: have you ever been reproached for breastfeeding in public? 

Image Source: via WTOP

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