This sign was posted in the Boone, NC Department of Social Services building.

North Carolina state law gives breastfeeding moms the legal right to nurse uncovered, so we need to educate the Department of Social Services.

I lifted this from Facebook:

This sign was posted in the Boone, NC Department of Social Services Building. If this bothers you please call or email. Let’s see the impact we can make!

(800) 795-3272 for Discrimination Complaints
(828) 265-8100 direct Boone DSS line
Tom.Hughes@watgov.org

And I sent the following email.

Dear Mr. Hughes:

This is to inform you that a sign posted in the Boone, NC, Department of Social Services building telling breastfeeding mothers to cover up is in violation of state law.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a woman may breast feed in any public or private location where she is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether the nipple of the mother’s breast is uncovered during or incidental to the breast feeding.

A mother does not have to cover up while breastfeeding. Some babies do not tolerate covers, and the attempt to cover can negatively effect the breastfeeding relationship.

Please ensure that all Social Services employees are educated about the law, and remove the sign if it hasn’t been removed yet.

Regards,
Julie Boerst
Endicott, New York
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