It’s still illegal to breastfeed in public in four states, and women who breastfeed in public can still run afoul of public indecency laws in 21 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The good news is women can breastfeed in public without fear of arrest in 46 states and the District of Columbia, but only 29 states exempt it from indecency laws.
In May, Bruce Willis spawn, Scout Willis walked down a New York City street topless to protest laws that require women to cover up.
As it turns out, New York City is one of the jurisdictions where it’s lawful for women to go topless. It’s illegal or laws are unclear in 13 states. It’s legal everywhere else, according to gotopless, an organization that follows the issue.
But that hasn’t spared women from being harassed for baring their breasts in public. This is one case where lawmakers may be more enlightened than the general public.
Milano posted a photo on Instagram yesterday (Oct. 27), showing her breast feeding two-month-old daughter Elizabella Dylan.
She quoted a passage from writer Milan Kundera to capture the moment.
“Ah, the joy of suckling! She lovingly watched the fishlike motions of the toothless mouth and she imagined that with her milk there flowed into her little son her deepest thoughts, concepts, and dreams.” ~Milan Kundera
Such celebrities as Gisele Bundchen, Teresa Palmer, Emma Heming, Jaime King and Alanis Morissette have posted photos breastfeeding their kids. Olivia Wilde posed with her newborn son Otis in Glamour magazine.
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