Protect Idaho's Breastfeeding Moms!
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Idaho is the only state left without laws in place to protect breastfeeding mothers. The only law Idaho currently has pertains to jury duty exemption only. In other states, breastfeeding is exempt from public nudity laws and a mother has a right to breastfeed her baby wherever the law permits her to be. There are also laws, in other states, that require employers to allow breastfeeding mothers appropriate, necessary and ample time to pump in order to maintain their milk supply while away from their child. Idaho has no law in place to provide a mother the ability to breastfeed anytime, anywhere their child is hungry and Idaho has no law in place to protect working breastfeeding mothers from termination when needing to pump for their child during work hours.
Idaho has comparatively high breastfeeding rates as one statistic reported that 90% of Idaho mothers have breastfed at one point or another. Although statistics show that mothers are choosing to breastfeed initially upon birth of their child, the lack of support through Idaho law makes it increasingly difficult for a mother to maintain breastfeeding AND be protected while doing so.
This petition is intended to bring attention to this unfortunate lack in support for breastfeeding mothers and show Idaho lawmakers that breastfeeding mothers deserve to have their rights protected.
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