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Gov. Doyle signs breast-feeding law


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.

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