Monday, March 5, 2012

Giant Leap for Breastfeeding Mummies in Georgia

I am so excited. I am doing a little happy jig! Today was the Georgia State Wide Nurse-In , and although I was unable to make it.... I was SO there in spirit. I have been helping with some of the "back end stuff" for about 2 months now. I knew that this event had the potential to be a huge GIANT leap for breastfeeding Mummies, Nummie Lovers and supporters EVERYWHERE! Well..... the news is beginning to roll in and I am so happy to say that I was correct!

Best for Babes also saw what I saw, and decided to sponsor this Nurse-In. I have been keeping my eyes GLUED to their website and also a few of the coordinators FB pages, for an update. Well Mummies..... we HAVE AN UPDATE!!!!!!! Bettina Forbes (Co founder and President of Best for Babes) has posted the following on the Best for Babes website:

"The proposed Breastfeeding Protection Act by the Georgia State-wide nurse-in group officially now has a bill number, a sponsor and several co-sponsors!   Woohoo!  What is great is that this proposed bill makes it clear that breastfeeding is not indecent, that a mother has the right to breastfeed anywhere she is allowed to be, and very critically, contains for the first time, an ENFORCEMENT provision . . . anyone messing with a breastfeeding mom is subject to being fined!"
Mummie says "O.M.G!!!!!!!!! This is fantabulous!!!!!" 

To have an ENFORCEMENT provision is HUGE! There has never been one before (in Georgia), so breastfeeding Mummies were never really protected. To potentially have this provision.... makes me giddy! To have Mummies FINALLY be protected, not having to worry about indecent exposure or harassment, AND to have a consequence to those who harass a breastfeeding Mummie.......it seems we are another step closer to that dream!

Stay tuned, Mummies! I am FOR SURE going to have more about this!

Nurse n Mummies!!!! NURSE ON and BE PROUD AND SAFE!


~Mummie

2 comments:

  1. This Ga southern Belle is giddy!!

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  2. That is huge. I hope it passes and has a domino effect! Ohio could really use new breastfeeding laws.

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