Texas law protects a woman's right to breastfeed in any place where she would otherwise be allowed to be. Here is the law:
"HEALTH AND SAFETY CODETITLE 2. HEALTHSUBTITLE H. PUBLIC HEALTH PROVISIONSCHAPTER 165. BREAST-FEEDINGSUBCHAPTER A. BREAST-FEEDING RIGHTS AND POLICIES.....
Sec. 165.002. RIGHT TO BREAST-FEED. A mother is entitled to breast-feed her
baby in any location in which the mother is authorized to be.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 600, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 28, 1995."
And here's a tip: we all know stories of nursing mothers who got chucked out of public places and directed to bathrooms. Guess what? I was definitely the boldest mother I ever encountered in terms of nursing in public (all the public places!) and people never, ever hassled me in public, including in places where other mothers got hassled plenty. Why?
I had the look of someone with whom they did not want to tussle.
Practice bold, assertive eye contact and be confident in your right to be nursing your baby where you are. It may not work everywhere, but it will work a lot better than being timid about it will.
Now, get out of the bathrooms and take your baby out in the sunshine, Mamas (Vitamin D and all that)! Happy National Breastfeeding Month!
I think I nursed in public more times than I've seen others NIP except at LLL meetings. NIP whenever you need to.
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