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07/01/02

New Breastfeeding Law in Georgia

A new law in Georgia is making it easier for nursing moms to breastfeed their babies in public.

Starting today--under state law--women can breastfeed babies anywhere in public without the fear of being charged with indecent exposure. The La Leche League--a nonprofit group that supports breastfeeding and breastfeeding education--says the new law is a big victory for nursing mothers.

"What it means is women no longer have to be discreet while breastfeeding," said Wendy Linden of the La Leche League. "That if their toddler or child decides to accidentally move their shirt, that they don't have to be in fear of being arrested or asked to leave a facility."

For more information on breastfeeding, contact the La Leche League at 897-9261 or on the web at www.lalecheleague.org.

Reported by: Liz Flynn

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