TeBeth - posted on 10/22/2010 ( 131 moms have responded )
i mean what the hell people!? ive never been more pissed off in my life. it makes me sick when ppl try and come up to me in logans, pen station, longhorn, the eastland mall, or walmart and tell me to stop breastfeeding my child, take it to the bathroom or leave. piss off! thats my usual response. i know my rights. indiana state law protects my right to feed my child anywhere i want. you wouldnt like sitting on the floor next to a toilet to eat dinner, so why should my baby have to!! its not like im trying to play "peek-a-boob" with the guy at the next table. im just trying to nourish my hungry child. and so what if she's 7 months old? its best to strictly breastfeed for the first year anyways. i dont care what society thinks. laleche, lactation consultants, and research has proven its the best thing. so what i really want to know is if there are any other mothers who have had to "tell off" establishments and other individuals who have approached you in public asking you to stop breastfeeding your child.
SOURCE: IC 16-35-6; (03)HE1510.1.1. --> SECTION 1. IC 16-35-6 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]:
Chapter 6. Breastfeeding
Sec. 1. Notwithstanding any other law, a woman may breastfeed her child anywhere the woman has a right to be.