São Paulo to fine businesses for preventing public breastfeeding
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São Paulo to fine businesses for preventing public breastfeeding

The city council of Brazil’s biggest city has passed a measure that could fine businesses or organizations more than $300 if they prevent women from breastfeeding in public.

Renata Soares is the legal adviser for São Paulo city councilman Aurelio Nomura, one of the three authors of the law approved last week. She says Mayor Fernando Haddad is expected to approve it within the next 20 days.

Soares says it’s the “first legislation of its kind in Latin America and, as far as we know, in the rest of the world.”

The mayor’s office said it had no immediate comment.

Associated Press