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Minnesota Mom Kicked Out Of Library For Legally Breastfeeding

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A Minnesota mother was kicked out of her local public library last week for breastfeeding, despite the fact that public breastfeeding in public is legal in the state. A security officer told Hadley Barrows to move into a private location or leave the library when she was nursing her son in the library’s atrium. She went to a librarian for help, but that person also instructed her to move. Local law enforcement later explained the law to the security guard, but Barrows was never given permission to stay. The experience, as she told a local television station, was frustrating: “‘There are enough obstacles to nursing as it is, without having people make you feel like a criminal for doing it,’ she said.”

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