MA & CT laws allow mothers to breastfeed in public

Shoppers defended a mother in Connecticut who was being harassed

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – There was a confrontation in Connecticut after a woman was breastfeeding her baby in Target store.

“He kept saying you’re disgusting, you’re disgusting. He ended up calling me a whore.” Jessie Maher said a man verbally attacked her when she breastfed her child in public.

Shoppers and target employees came to her defense, and created a wall of protection around her until the man left.

In Massachusetts and Connecticut, mothers have a legal right to breastfeed in any public place or establishment.

Ebbie Accorsi of Chicopee told 22News, “I don’t think anybody has the right to tell someone they can’t feed their baby if they’re in Target or Kohl’s, or anywhere else because it’s a natural thing.”

Massachusetts laws also state that the act of breastfeeding is not considered indecent or immoral, and it protects mothers from being restricted, harassed or penalized for breastfeeding.

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