Town Bans Public Breastfeeding if Your Kid’s Over Age 2 Photo: Veer
We’ve heard of age discrimination, but this is a new one for us. According to WSBTV.com, the city council of Forest Park, Georgia, recently published a public indecency law that makes public breastfeeding in the town illegal if the child is over age two. We get it that toddlers don’t nurse as often as infants -- and that they eat other things, so they’re not going to starve if they have to wait until they get home. But a law like this makes us cringe because it: a) makes breastfeeding seem “indecent” when it’s not and b) implies that breastfeeding a child over two is somehow wrong. We think it’s up to each individual family to decide at what age they should nurse until. Moms in the area are equally enraged. They’re staging a “nurse-in” Monday in front of the town’s City Hall.
Do you think it’s okay to breastfeed a toddler in public? Why or why not?
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