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Governor Snyder signs breast feeding law

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Michigan now has a law that protects women's rights to breastfeed their babies in public.

"It's nice to know you can't get fined or kicked out of a public place just because you want to do something right for you child," said Dandy Denniss,  a mother.

You can give a mother a dirty look in public for breastfeeding her baby, but it's now illegal to tell her to stop. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a law today that allows mothers to breast feed any where they want. Michigan moms are speaking out.

"It's something you want to do for you child. You know it benefits your child, but even to be able to do it is tough so more power to you if you can go out there and do that in public. Me personally, when I did it I always covered up," said Denniss.

Michigan joins 45 other states including ohio that have similar laws. SB 674 is know as Michigan's breastfeeding  anti-discrimination act.

Melissa Cousino applauds the governor's actions.  She says she nursed both of her kids.

"I definitely think that nursing should be encouraged. I mean it's definitely healthier for the kids and I think they are the ones that are benefiting from it because I mean its just the vitamins and minerals that you can provide for you kid is so much better,"

Mothers say the new law helps to clear up any confusion about their right.


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