Some pushing Virginia lawmakers to allow breastfeeding mothers to nurse anywhere

Posted at 6:30 PM, Jan 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-20 18:30:44-05

Hilary Scribner is like so many area moms who make the choice to breastfeed.

In the case of her eight-month-old daughter Lorilei, at one point that meant as much as 8 to 12 times a day.

But Hillary says there is a stigma associated with her choice of parenting.

While Virginia allows mothers to breastfeed wherever they want on state property, that law does not apply to restaurants or private businesses. In fact, some have argued women could be accused of indecent exposure.

But all of this could soon change in Virginia.

Republican delegate Dave Albo is partnering with some democrats to allow parents like Hilary the right to breastfeed wherever they want.

Of course there are critics of the bill. Some say more nursing rooms or pumping stations at the Children's Museum of Richmond are the answer.

It gives mothers privacy and what they want. Hillary disagrees saying being subjected to a room is pure discrimination.