Where to NIP in New York

By Christine Cupaiuolo — October 17, 2006

It wouldn’t be accurate to say that Daily News reporter Tracy Connor was undercover — though cotton coverups were involved.

Connor and her 3-month-old daughter, Charlie, recently visited a range of private and public spaces in New York City to gauge the response to Connor breastfeeding in public. Nursing sites included a The Apple Store, a crosstown bus, Babies “R” Us, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the posh restaurant Le Cirque.

Mothers can breastfeed in any public or private place where she is otherwise authorized to be, according to a New York state law enacted in 2002. But not all stores and restaurants seem to be up on that news.

Read Connor’s account of who asked her to relocate and who didn’t blink an eye.

Plus: I don’t know how Lindsay Sterling kept her sanity when airport security made her dump the breast milk she managed to keep pumping through three days of flights and meetings. Read her story here.

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