Breastfeeding Legislation Needs Your Help and NOW

This bill deletes the age limitation in the statute that permits mothers to publicly breastfeed their children who are age 12 months or younger. ”

Here is a link to the actual bill: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB0083.pdf

Sen Faulk is the sole sponsor of this important legislation. Unless they find a sponsor in the House this bill will not be heard this year. Please contact your local House Rep and ask them to sign on as a sponsor, and at the very least support the bill when it comes before them. All bills have to be filed by next Thursday, the 17th, so we have a lot of work to do!

You can find your State House and Senate Reps here : http://www.capitol.tn.gov/districtmaps/, or by going here http://www.capitol.tn.gov/legislators/ and entering your street address.

Also, Sen. Faulk’s assistant said that they have gotten a lot of calls on this legislation and that the feedback is only slightly in favor of breastfeeding. That means that more people need to call his office and express their support. Please call Sen. Faulk’s office at (615) 741-2061 and tell them that you support SB0083.

Please share this with anyone who might help!!

From Megan Morton, Co-Leader of Nashville Birth Network

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2 Responses to Breastfeeding Legislation Needs Your Help and NOW

  1. Lisa says:

    Hi, you can view my blog on this whole matter and read sample letters of the original letter I sent Sen. Faulk and the other Sen/Reps of TN almost 7 months ago.

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