La Leche League Leaders

La Leche League Leaders
La Leche League Leaders

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Breastfeeding Law in South Carolina

You probably already know that in 2006 South Carolina passed a law clarifying that a mother may nurse her child in public, and that breastfeeding is exempt from the indecent exposure statutes.

Now, the SC Breastfeeding Coalition will propose legislation in the coming session that will protect the rights of breastfeeding women in the workplace. Those rights will include reasonable requests such as breaks for pumping and protection from discrimination if a woman does decide to pump at work.

Click and find your legislator to show your support of this bill.

You may also want to check out the SC Breastfeeding Action Committee for more information and ideas on how to write or email your representatives.

A note on La Leche League & advocacy...

Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Though La Leche League of Charleston, SC is not in alliance with these other organizations, we do want to be here to inform our local moms of things that can effect them. You can also find more on legislation and advocacy in the USA at LLL in the USA.

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