La Leche League of Arizona

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Breastfeeding & the Law

Arizona Laws

In Arizona, a mother is entitled to breastfeed her child in public, and is not subject to indecent exposure laws, per the following Arizona Revised Statutes:

A.R.S. 41-1443

A mother is entitled to breastfeed in any area of a public place or a place of public accommodation where the mother is otherwise lawfully present.

A.R.S. 13-1402

Indecent exposure does not include an act of breastfeeding by a mother.

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Across the Country

Most states have legal statutes similar to Arizona. La Leche League International has compiled information from all 50 states, as well as other legal information pertaining to breastfeeding.