Makes it an offense against public policy for anyone to interfere with a mother's right (or her surrogate's right) to breastfeed in any location where she is lawfully allowed to be, except private homes.
This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:
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Refers to women, children (§ 23.37).
Support for breastfeeding supports public health goals.
"Any person who intentionally interferes with a mother's or her surrogate's attempts to breastfeed her child or express breast milk shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $25.00 nor more than $250.00 for each such violation." (§ 23.37)
Chapter 23 (Offenses Against Public Policy). Ordinances: Created by ORD -07-00012, 2-2-07.
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