Get your License to Breastfeed

License to Breastfeed

Breastfeeding is perfectly legal in most public places in Massachusetts. Per Mass. General Law chapter 111, section 221:
“A mother may breastafeed her child in any public place w here the mother and her child may otherwise lawfully be present.” No person or entity shall “restrict, harass or penalize a mother” who is breastfeeding her child. A civil action may be brought by a mother subjected to such harassment , and the court may award damages up to $500 and reasonable attorney fees.

To file a complaint, contact the Civil Rights Division of the Attorney General’s office: 617-727-2200 extension 2474

If someone is giving you a hard time, just show them your “License to Breastfeed” which informs them of your right to breastfeed. It’s available to purchase right here, and for download here.