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Breastfeeding in Public: What Are Your Rights?

August is World Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and thousands of Texas mothers choose to breastfeed their babies instead of using formula. It’s a practice that’s been going on for thousands of years, but only in the last few did breastfeeding in public become a social and legal issue. We hear the story of a Houston mom […]

August is World Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and thousands of Texas mothers choose to breastfeed their babies instead of using formula.

It’s a practice that’s been going on for thousands of years, but only in the last few did breastfeeding in public become a social and legal issue.

We hear the story of a Houston mom who took on a national department store chain over her attempt to breastfeed in one of its stores. And we learn about the social and legal issues regarding breastfeeding in Texas.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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