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breastfeeding and the law?

does anyone know where i can get a wallet size copy of the law about brastfeeding in public for the state of IL?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:15 PM on Mar. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Not really sure but sometimes they have laws in pdf form avaliable from the website,perhaps you could print it out. Just a thought. Goodluck!

    Answer by loriec at 5:36 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Contact your local La Leche League.

    Answer by bethany169 at 5:41 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

    This website has a list of all 50 states and the laws regarding breastfeeding in public.

    Answer by efsuermann at 5:45 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 6:25 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • There is a law about breastfeeding??? I had no idea. I guess you learn something new everyday.

    Answer by momofsaee at 6:53 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Yes, there are laws that support women breastfeeding in public.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:01 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • In fact, in EVERY state in the US it is legal for a woman to breastfeed in public! The only exceptions are for private residences!

    Breastfeed any where you want! And NEVER let someone make you leave, cover up or go to the toilet!!!

    Yay for breasts!!! LOL

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 7:37 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Amen ozarkgirl3

    Answer by miriamz at 7:42 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Ill. Rev. Stat. ch. 20 § 2310/55.84 (1997) allows the Department of Public Health to conduct an information campaign for the general public to promote breastfeeding of infants by their mothers. The law allows the department to include the information in a brochure for free distribution to the general public. (Ill. Laws, P.A. 90-244)

    Ill. Rev. Stat. ch. 705 § 305/10.3 (2005) amends the Jury Act. Provides that any mother nursing her child shall, upon her request, be excused from jury duty. (Ill. Laws, P.A. 094-0391, SB 517)

    Ill. Rev. Stat. ch. 720 § 5/11-9 (1995) clarifies that breastfeeding of infants is not an act of public indecency. (SB 190)


    Answer by AprilDJC at 8:32 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Ill. Rev. Stat. ch. 740 § 137 (2004) creates the Right to Breastfeed Act. The law provides that a mother may breastfeed her baby in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be; a mother who breastfeeds in a place of worship shall follow the

    Answer by AprilDJC at 8:32 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

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