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Mich. senate considering breastfeeding bill

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Lisa North breastfeeds her daughter whenever and wherever she gets hungry. But if she does it in a place that doesn't like it, she and her baby can be asked to leave. She and her husband say it's happened before at public events.

"She went to sit on the grass away from the crowds to breastfeed and the security guards came up and said she couldn't do it there," says Patrick North.

"It encourages me more to do it when people start staring," Lisa shares.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from the Norths and supporters of the bill in a report from Fox 2's Alexis Wiley

And it appears the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee agrees with her. The senate is considering a bill that would make it illegal for a business or private entity to ban women from breastfeeding in their establishments, and if they do so, the nursing mother has the right to sue.

The bill now goes to the full senate for consideration, and it is expected to pass.

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