If you have been a victim of harassment or discrimination while breastfeeding and would like to take action, let us know. We can connect you to a local attorney who is willing to pursue these cases. Often, you can force the offending company to participate in official policy changes, sensitivity training, publicly supporting nursing moms (with a sticker on their door, for example), and/or donating to pro-breastfeeding nonprofits.
To protect your rights, know your rights:
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 51. 2247.1
B. Right to breastfeed. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a mother may breastfeed her baby in any place of public accommodation, resort, or amusement.
C. ”Discriminatory practice in connection with public accommodations” to include a discriminatory practice against a mother breastfeeding her baby. Any direct or indirect act or practice of exclusion, distinction, restriction, segregation, limitation, refusal, denial, or any other act or practice of differentiation or preference in the treatment of a mother breastfeeding her baby shall be a “discriminatory practice in connection with public accommodations” for the purposes of this Chapter.
D. Breastfeeding; discriminatory practices prohibited. It is a discriminatory practice in connection with public accommodations for a person to deny an individual the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of a place of public accommodation, resort, or amusement, as defined in this Chapter, on the grounds that the individual is a mother breastfeeding her baby. This discriminatory practice in connection with public accommodations is prohibited.
E. Breastfeeding not a violation of law. A mother breastfeeding her baby in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be, shall not be deemed to be in violation of R.S. 14:106 or of any other provision of law.