MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Jim Doyle signed a law allowing mothers the right to breast-feed in public.
Anyone who now interferes with a breast-feeding mother in any location would face up to $200 in fines. No one can prevent a mother from breast-feeding or tell her to cover up her breasts or move.
The bill was designed to protect women breast-feeding in malls, restaurants, and other places without harassment.
Similar bills have been passed in over 40 other states in order to make breast-feeding socially acceptable. According to health officials, breast-feeding improves a baby's health and the mother's.
Governor Doyle signed the law on Wednesday.