COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Local breastfeeding advocates in the Chattahoochee Valley are hoping to raise awareness about the laws of nursing in public.
Both Alabama and Georgia have laws on the books that clearly states the law when breastfeeding.
The law in Alabama states, 'In Alabama, a mother can breastfeed her child in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be present.'
Amanda Walker, longtime leader of Le Leche League of Columbus, says situations like the one in Phenix City is a barrier many nursing mothers face when trying to breastfeed.
"I think there is more awareness coming to it and I think that more people are aware that the law does support the breastfeeding mother in being able to nurse wherever she and her baby are otherwise allowed to be. But because of our culture, there's a bit of a barrier there and not everyone follows that," says Walker.
Le Leche League is a non-profit organization offering breastfeeding support and information to members in the Chattahoochee Valley.
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