Enact an ordinance to protect public breastfeeding in the city of Chicago

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Jennifer Henderson
9 years ago
I am signing because, as a Lactation Counselor, I believe in breastfeeding and the impact that it can have on our city...and the world! Go Chicago!

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Lauren Lieburn
9 years ago
I'm signing this petition because breastfeeding is a public health isssue that needs more awareness.

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Kristen Frey
9 years ago
I'm a breastfeeding momma!!

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Gina Morris
9 years ago
Breastfeeding must supported by the law, we should not be banished to dirty bathrooms or our cars to feed our babies and it is NOT ok to tell use to just give them a bottle. Breastfeeding reduces illness and costs to the community. Think how much less money could be spent on formula, sick days, etc if more mothers felt encourage to breastfeed and were supported by their local government to do feed their babies in public.

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Dr Melinda Lavon
9 years ago
I have breastfed my children in Chicago. It's legal and welcomed in Kansas now, so come on Chicago. Kansas has better breastfeeding laws? Wow. ;)

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Karen Tompkins
9 years ago
As a former resident of Oak Park, IL, and frequent visitor to Chicago, I greatly support this! Businesses should know that it is not legal to discriminate against a woman who is nursing, and that it is against Illinois and Chicago law.

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Natasha Galindo
9 years ago
Breastfeeding is the most natural form of sustenance for our babies, why hide it?

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kathleen dooley-moore
9 years ago
I loved Breastfeeding my child, I was once in Marshall Fields in the Laddies' lounge and a women told me I should sit on the toilet with the door closed so she wouldn't have to look at me. She didn't care that I had a blanket over my child and me. She said it made her sick. I asked her what she thought the lounge was for and she answered "not you you should stay at home if you want to do that. I've never forgotton.

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Dominic Frost
9 years ago
I am a breastfeeding mother.

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Lynda Donnelly-Crites
9 years ago
I am about to be a first time mother and will be exclusively breastfeeding my child. I do not want to be treated poorly or discriminated against because I am choosing to do something natural and healthy for my child. I will be respecting those around me and use a cover and I am only asking for the same respect of my rights in return.