Friday, February 03, 2006

Currently Mom's Could Go To Jail For Breast-feeding Their Child

In Mississippi Breast-feeding in public is a misdemeanor under the current law, punishable by up to six months in jail or a $500 fine.

Senate Bills 2419 and 2352 and House Bill 527 would exempt breast-feeding mothers from Mississippi's public indecency law, protect breast-feeding mothers from discrimination in the workplace and ensure that licensed child-care facilities accommodate breast-feeding mothers and their children.

Breastfeeding has many benefits for both Mother and Child http://medicalreporter.health.org/tmr0297/breastfeed0297.html and certainly shouldn't be a CRIME.

Please call your Senator today and let him know you support the bill.