Pennsylvania does not have a law allowing women to breastfeed in public, although apparently Philadelphia does have such an ordinance. This came up recently when a woman was harassed and threatened by mall security at the Berkshire Mall near Reading, PA for breastfeeding there. This led to a huge “nurse in” at the mall, with about 150 mothers participating with their babies. Let us hope that Pennsylvania soon joins the other thirty six states that do have laws allowing breastfeeding in public.
In other news, many sources say that breast milk is really good for babies, but here is an article that says breastfeeding may help protect mothers from heart disease. That’s good news, and is just one more reason to breastfeed as far as I’m concerned.
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