Mothers in Wisconsin now have protection from harassment while nursing in public, under a new law signed last week.
The new law reads "A mother may breast−feed her child in any public or private location where the mother is otherwise authorized to be. No person may interfere with the right of a mother to breast−feed her child as provided in this section."
Under the general penalty provision in Wisconsin state law, a person violating this statute would be subject to a fine of up to $200.
Want to know more about breastfeeding and the law? Check out this podcast with national expert Jake Marcus. Want to know what your state laws say about nursing in public or pumping at work? See this site maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.