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State breast-feeding bill up for debate this week

MADISON (WKOW) -- The state Senate is expected to take up a bill this week that protects breast-feeding mothers from harassment.

The bill has bipartisan support and the backing of Governor Jim Doyle, and is expected to pass.

The measure bars anyone from bothering a woman who is breast-feeding in public, and violators could face fines of up to $200.

41 other states have similar laws on their books. Supports of the bill hope the protections will encourage more women to breast-feed.

Click on the featured video to hear the full interview about the bill with Aszani Kunker from the Madison Birth Center.

 

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