US Breastfeeding Laws - all in one place

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
US Breastfeeding Laws - all in one place
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Mon, 02-06-2012 - 1:37pm

Have you ever wished there was an accurate update website that listed all the laws and their provisions for enforcement- all in one place. Well you're in luck, it just opened it's doors:

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-28-2011
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 10:46am
Quick note: could you please clarify in the post that these are US laws? I got really excited until I realized this site doesn't apply to me in Canada. It's a great find though for many ladies. :-)
Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 11:07am

I will - sorry, being in Canada myself, you would think I would have realized that.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-16-2010
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 4:38pm

Most of these laws are a little confusing to me (and I'm a lawyer).

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-16-2008
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 3:27pm
I just tried to check out the site, and it got caught in the firewall as suspicious...
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 4:59pm
cavenyee wrote:
I just tried to check out the site, and it got caught in the firewall as suspicious...

That's strange? I have gone to the site several times and never had a problem. I am running AVG, as well as a couple of firewalls.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2008
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 10:48pm
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I am not a lawyer myself but from what i have red, the way these laws have been interpreted in the past by at least some states that language is as follows:
When they talk about a place you have a right to be they mean any place the general public is allowed to be without having to obtain permission beforehand. That means any business that allows the general public to walk in and be served such as stores and restaurants. The does not include places that restrict access from the general public such private workplaces, homes, and private clubs. Thus places like a target store or a restaurant that allows the general public to eat there would be covered. I restaurant that served only workers at a company or members of a private club would not be covered under these BF'ing laws. That is at least how I have heard the state laws that use that language have been interpreted and enforced but some states may interpret it slightly differently or may have yet to clarify the proper interpretation of their BF law(s) yet. I am not a

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-16-2008
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 8:54am
I work for a university, so it may be their settings. I didn't try at home last night.
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 9:42am

Let me know if you get a chance to try it at home. I wonder if it is a javascript the site has running that might be setting off the firewall? It can be completely harmless, just o make the site do something like a drop-down menu, display info during mouse-over, etc - but it could set off high-level firewalls.

If so, perhaps I should write to the site owner to let them know, so they won't lose potential visitors?