Given the importance of breastfeeding for the health and well-being of mothers and children, it is critical that we take action across the country to support breastfeeding.

Women who choose to breastfeed face numerous barriers. Through the work of advocates, communities, clinicians, health care systems, and employers, we will enable breastfeeding to become the easy choice, the default choice.

Breastfeeding is the gold standard of infant feeding due to multiple health benefits to mother and baby. This method of feeding is endorsed by many professional groups including The World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the USDA, and many others. South Carolina has encouraged breastfeeding and acknowledged it as a public right.

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South Carolina Law

South Carolina law provides that a woman may breastfeed her child in any location where the mother is authorized to be and that the act of breastfeeding is not considered indecent exposure.

Federal Law

Federal Law protects a woman’s right to breastfeed in public and in the workplace.

SC Law Wallet Cards

SC Breastfeeding Coalition can provide you with wallet cards to empower nursing mothers.

Affordable Care Act and Lactation

Document provides some information and guidance on the Affordable Care Act and it’s impact on breastfeeding issues in South Carolina.