A state lawmaker introduced a bill that seeks to allow mothers to publicly feed their babies.

Assemblywoman Monserrat Rodríguez, who chairs the Commission of Health, introduced several bills that seek to protect people’s health.

One of those bills, if enacted, would consider as discriminatory any act to limit or stop women to feed their babies in public areas.

The lawmaker said this “act of love” has become a stigmatized action through history that violates women’s dignity and affects baby rights to nutritious, sufficient and quality food. The state must promote the elimination of social, labor and cultural obstacles that limit practicing baby feeding, the lawmaker said.

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