Breast Feeding Protest

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

More than 100 breast-feeding women and their supporters say they are planning a protest over a new public indecency ordinance passed by a Georgia city that limits breast feeding in public.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that demonstrators will hold what they're calling a "nurse-in" on Monday in front of the Forest Park City Hall.
Officials said the city council passed the ordinance this week, and it allows for breast feeding only for children under 2.
City attorney Robert Mack Jr. said the ordinance is aimed at public nudity, not breast-feeding.
Jessica Lister, a Griffin mother who breast-feeds her 19-month-old son, launched a Facebook campaign about the law. She says more than 130 people, some from as far as Alabama, plan to participate in the protest.

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  • by Anonymous on May 22, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    Edith, so how would you tell a child what a store sells that says XXX adult super store. i think a breast feeding mom would be much easer to explain, " that child needs milk from is mommy, some childern do"
  • by grannie Location: cairo, ga on May 21, 2011 at 10:33 AM
    i breast fed all my babies, exceptfor my twin bay girsl, i always has a diaper to cover my breast with, most of the time i carried a bottle with me in case i had to feed in public. theres a lot of ways to be discreet about any thing, except for the ones that just don't care about them selves and they could care less about themselves or any one else.
  • by Edith Location: Florida on May 21, 2011 at 05:42 AM
    I do not understand why they are protesting the ordinance since it says children under 2. Some baby are off the bottle by 9 months and given a sipping cup to get their milk and other nutrition. I can't believe some parents believe walking around with a walking and talking child latching onto their breasts is something everybody which to see. I think breastfeeding is a close relationship between baby and mother and doesn't need to be put upon other you are out enjoying their leisure. How to a parent explain to her child what is going on when they see such activity. Let's respect the privacy of others and take breastfeeding to a place where the closeness is personal.
  • by anonomyous Location: cairo,ga on May 20, 2011 at 09:34 PM
    There is nothing wrong with brestfeeding but i think it is a private thing not to be done in public. that is disgraceful. God says we should cover ourselves in his word!
  • by my 2 cents Location: ga on May 20, 2011 at 01:45 PM
    I nursed (breastfeed) my four kids. I was discreet. Many times I was asked "Oh you have a baby can I see?" My response would be "I'm sorry she's sleeping. Your polite and the child is feed. I do NOT believe in walking around with a "BOOB" popped out and you kid smacking away where all can see. I think it is great a mother chooses to feed her babies herself but some tact is needed.
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