Mother Kicked Off Detroit Bus for Breastfeeding

Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 12:32 PM

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A 32-year-old mother was recently kicked off a Detroit bus for nursing her infant son, reports CBS News.

“I had him in a football wrap,” Afrykayn Moon told the Detroit Free Press. She insisted that onlookers were “not seeing much.”

As it turns out, Michigan law protects breastfeeding mothers from this type of discrimination. “A mother’s breastfeeding of her baby does not under any circumstances constitute nudity irrespective of whether or not the nipple is covered during or incidental to the feeding,” Home Rule City Act of 1909 reads.

Twenty-seven other states also exempt breastfeeding from public indecency laws, and all but six states have laws in place that specifically allow women to breastfeed in any public or private location.

As a form of protest of the social stigma against public breastfeeding, Moon plans to stage a rally to raise awareness about the health benefits of breastfeeding.

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