Friday, February 8 2013 6:17 PM EST2013-02-08 23:17:55 GMT
An incident in a Georgia Applebee's is getting national attention. A woman was told to nurse her baby in the bathroom or leave and it's the second time it's happened at the restaurant chain. When the GeorgiaMore >
An incident in a Georgia Applebee's is getting national attention. Now, area women are talking about the continued stigma that's still attached to breastfeeding in public.More >
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) -
A bill in the Missouri Senate would make it easier for breastfeeding mothers to nurse their children in public.
Audrey Playter is used to helping mothers with breastfeeding difficulties, but sometimes it's not the physical discomforts that are the toughest.
"At six months and at a year, the numbers are declining of mothers who are breastfeeding because, part of it is because there is some embarrassment about breastfeeding in public," Playter said.
A proposed Missouri bill takes away language requiring women to be discreet when feeding in public, taking away grounds for complaints when mothers feed their baby in public.
Playter said the word "discreet" in current laws is too subjective.
"For me, that might mean that I'm as careful as I am with the clothing that I have on," she said. "For you that means, if you're a restaurant owner, I need to have my baby covered with a blanket."
Complaints about women publicly breastfeeding are rare, but they do happen. A situation in Colorado got national attention when a mom faces public criticism after breastfeeding at a pool. Another woman in Atlanta had to answer to police when a manager complained about her breastfeeding in the dining room at a restaurant.
Moms like Playter said the Missouri bill would take away those kinds of humiliating cases.
"I think that more what's talked about is frustration that this is even an issue that it's 2013 and we're still talking about women being persecuted for feeding their babies in public," she said.
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:04:40 GMT
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Fallen officer's daughter graduates from kindergarten
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