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AISD: Follow the Law and Respect Breastfeeding Mothers

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Austin Independent School District (AISD) has adopted a district regulation of sending breastfeeding mothers to a private room, a policy which violates the law protecting a woman's right to nurse her child wherever she is authorized to be. This practice is shaming to mothers. The message when a mother is told to nurse privately is that there is something inappropriate about her breastfeeding her baby.

Breastfeeding is recommended as optimal infant nutrition by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, and many other groups.

Nursing in public is protected in Texas by law:
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.

There can be many challenges to breastfeeding. Being told that it is not appropriate should not be one of them. Urge AISD to follow the law by signing the petition.

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