Somehow the topic of breastfeeding was brought up at the water cooler today and it lead to a conversation about the laws regarding public breastfeeding in the state of Oklahoma. Is it illegal and can you be arrested?
WHAT DOES OKLAHOMA LAW SAY ABOUT PUBLIC BREASTFEEDING? SEE BELOW
There's a whole lot of confusion and misinformation about the legalities of public breastfeeding. As the conversation continued and everyone chimed in with their thoughts, a lot of people say it's illegal in OK.
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About half the people at the water cooler talking over the topic thought it was illegal. They also assumed that you could be arrested and charged with indecent exposure or some other criminal or misdemeanor offense.
EACH STATE HAS ITS OWN LAWS THAT ADDRESS BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC
As it turns out it's completely legal in all 50 states to breastfeed in public. The last 2 states to pass legislation to protect nursing mothers and breastfeeding in public were Utah and Idaho so it's Nationwide.
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Here's the actual law quoted directly from the statutes: TheLegislature hereby declares that breast-feeding a baby constitutes a basic act of nurturing to which every baby has a right andwhich should be encouraged in the interests of maternal and child health.In furtherance of this right, a mother may breast-feed her babyinany location where the mother is otherwise authorized tobe. Breast-feeding shall not constitute a violation of any provisionof Title21of the Oklahoma Statutes. AddedbyLaws 2004, c. 332,§ 1, emerg. eff. (05-25-04).
CAN A STORE OR BUSINESS KICK YOU OUT FOR BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC? SEE BELOW
So now you know, yes it's completely legal in Oklahoma to breastfeed in public. Now I know what you're thinking. What about the possibility of getting kicked out of a store, business, or other places for doing so? Well, there's a really good chance that any place which is open to the general public that kicks you out for breastfeeding your baby in public could face being sued along with other actions and possible civil litigation.
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