This law protects women who are breastfeeding in public and private places, stating that they they are allowed to so in any location (public or private) that mother and child are otherwise allowed to be (and thus not subject to being charged with a miscellaneous offense).
This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:
For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.
We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.
See references to "mother" and "child." § 11-13.
Support for breastfeeding supports public health goals.
First violations are punishable by a civil sanction not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00), with additional punishments are specified for (2) or more infractions. § 26-12.
Section 11 is located in Part III (Public Safety), Chapter 11 (Curfew, Graffiti, Smoking and Miscellaneous Offences). History: Ord. No. 3737, 11-14-05.