Bucking the national trend of supportive legislation on breastfeeding in public, an Atlanta-area city has passed a new ordinance which makes breastfeeding a child in public after his or her second birthday a form of public nudity.
Georgia has the ninth lowest breastfeeding initiation rate of the 50 states.
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It doesn't sound as if this law is consistent with Georgia law that establishes a right of mothers to breastfeed in public wherever they may be lawfully present - and does not specify an age limit.
The concern over nursing toddlers in public is consistent with the view that nursing beyond infancy is somehow sexual. I listed this in my recent post on misconceptions about extended breastfeeding. Apparently this view is alive and well.