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Mothers to Gather for 'Nurse-In' at Idaho Capitol 

Group protests Idaho's lack of protections for public breastfeeding

click to enlarge This will be the fourth year that mothers have gathered at the Idaho Capitol for a nurse-in to raise awareness of the fact that nursing mothers have no protections in the state. - IDAHO MOMS FOR NIP
  • Idaho Moms for NIP
  • This will be the fourth year that mothers have gathered at the Idaho Capitol for a nurse-in to raise awareness of the fact that nursing mothers have no protections in the state.


Nursing Idaho mothers will gather to openly breastfeed their children at the Statehouse on Sunday, Aug. 2, in an act of protest against Idaho's lack of protections for public breastfeeding. The Gem State is the only state in the country not to afford some protections for mothers who breastfeed in public.

According to Idaho Moms for NIP—short for "nursing in public"—this will be the fourth year that mothers have gathered at the Capitol for a nurse-in to raise awareness of the fact that nursing mothers have no protections in the state. Idaho Moms for Nip event organizer Amy Miller wrote that Idaho mothers "have been forced to leave stores, restaurants, even hospital waiting rooms, sometimes even being confronted by police."

The nurse-in is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. and is part of World Breastfeeding Week, which highlights the plight of mothers who breastfeed in the workplace, many of whom face discrimination. The week runs Saturday, Aug. 1-Saturday, Aug. 7.

click to enlarge - Idaho Moms for NIP member Megan Moore: "You can nurse whenever, wherever." -  - COURTESY MEGAN MOORE
  • Courtesy Megan Moore
  • Idaho Moms for NIP member Megan Moore: "You can nurse whenever, wherever."

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