House Passes Bill to Allow Breast Feeding in Public

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Alabama House approved a bill Wednesday that would allow mothers to breastfeed babies in restaurants and other public places.

The House voted 84 to 10 for the bill that would allow a woman to breastfeed in any public location.

The sponsor, Representative Laura Hall of Huntsville says she was inspired to file the bill because a woman was asked to leave a museum because she was breastfeeding her child.

Hall says she believes most mothers are discreet when they feed their babies in public.

The bill now goes to the Senate.

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