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Breastfeeding in Public

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from am1028. Show am1028's posts

    Breastfeeding in Public

    This may belong under breastfeeding, but I thought more people might read if it were under general.  This was posted on another message board that I read, but I thought I would post it here you all to see as well....

    Massachusetts is one of only 3 states without any laws to protect a
    mother's right to breastfeed in public. Senator Fargo's proposed
    Bill #2438 is currently stuck in the House Ways & Means committee and unless we can convince the Speaker of the House to move it out of committee immediately we will lose all chance of passing the bill
    this year.  Our deadline is July 14th.

    What you can do: We need to get the bill noticed. Please mail a
    cute baby photo (it doesn't matter if your baby is 2 weeks old or 20
    years old!) to:

    Speaker of the House
    Salvatore F. Dimasi
    State House
    Room 356
    State House
    Boston MA 02133

    On the back of the photo write "Another family for Senate Bill 2348.
    Please send it to the floor for a vote!"

    That's it! Any cute baby photo will do whether it was taken 2 days
    ago or 20 years ago, and no they don't have to be breastfeeding in
    the photo. (In fact we would rather they weren't.) If you do send a
    photo of you baby breastfeeding please make it discreet. We want to
    flood his office with cute babies, not breasts!

    For those of you who have the time & energy you get extra brownie
    points if you also send a photo/request to:

    Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee
    Rep. Robert DeLeo
    Room 243
    State House
    Boston, MA 02133

    For triple brownie points send a photo to your own State
    Representative as well. To find your Representative go to:

    You may also email Rep. DiMasi
    ( RepSalvatoreDiMasi@Hou.State.Ma.US ), Rep. DeLeo
    ( Robert.DeLeo@State.MA.US ), or your own representative an embedded
    photo, but not an attachment! Keep the photo size small. Their email
    boxes get filled quickly with large documents so they are always
    looking for things to delete. We want these photos to get noticed -
    not deleted!

    At the very least forward this request on to as many people as you
    can. Basically any one with a cute baby photo will do, and remember
    even if your baby is all grown up send in a photo!

  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from Giordana. Show Giordana's posts

    Breastfeeding in Public

    I just hope the "right to breastfeed" is seperated from the "Right to sit in a coffee shop topless." I don't have kids yet, but I worked retail for a long time. There's a big difference between discreetly nursing a baby in a store and taking your shirt off in the middle of a store (which happened more often than you might think).  
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from whatawagSBNy. Show whatawagSBNy's posts

    Breastfeeding in Public

         Lawmakers in many places differentiate between minimal reasonable exposure for breast feeding,  and indecent exposure.  Nursing does not happen one day out of the blue,  and mothers who say - my top was too tight, I had to take it off- can be ticketed and fined as for a decency violation. 
         It is up to the mother to wear appropriate garments.    It is up to reasonable people to understand that nursing is part of life  and be a little accomodating.
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from wendy98. Show wendy98's posts

    Breastfeeding in Public

    Well the House has passed a version and so has the Senate.  So it will go to a joint review to reconcile the differences.
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from whatawagSBNy. Show whatawagSBNy's posts

    Breastfeeding in Public

    What happened with the bill?
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from am1028. Show am1028's posts

    Breastfeeding in Public

    I just checked and it looks like they extended the deadline to send in pictures until the end of July, so if you haven't done so and you think this legislation should be voted on, please send in or email a photo!

    [Quote]What happened with the bill?[/Quote]