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After almost 1,000 votes, AL.com readers are just about split on the issue of women breastfeeding their infants in public.
On Tuesday, , nursing their babies in public to draw attention to an issue they consider to be rooted in personal rights and good health. The women were also supporting a mother of five from Mobile who Child Support Court in February while breastfeeding her 3-month-old daughter.
The issue generated discussion in the comment section of the story about the Plaza Nurse In that ranged from insightful to childish, and asked readers if they felt nursing in public was acceptable or inappropriate. A slim majority (48 percent) voted the practice acceptable, with 47 percent voting inappropriate.
There was also an opportunity for voters to write in an answer, which 5 percent of voters did. A vast majority of the comments indicated the voters thought the practice of breastfeeding was acceptable, as long as a cover-up was used and exposure was kept to a minimum. Those comments can be viewed .
AL.com's online polls reflect the views of readers who choose to participate and are not the kind of scientific sampling of opinion used to predict the views of the public as a whole.
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