Breastfeeding Mom Kicked Out of Court

Breastfeeding Mom Kicked Out of Court

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A Mobile woman says she is considering legal action after she was forced to stop breastfeeding her child in a courtroom.

Jeanna Harris says she was nursing her 3-month-old baby while waiting for a court proceeding. She says a court officer quickly approached her and told her to move to another area of the building.

She said she protested for a while, but got up and moved.

“I was embarrassed and I cried. It was embarrassing,” said Harris.

Court officials say they were asked by other people in the courtroom to ask Harris move and they provided her with a different location to feed.

Alabama Statute Section 22-1-13 says mother may breastfeed her child in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be present.

Harris says she plans to consult an attorney about the matter.

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