In 1993, North Carolina exempted breastfeeding from the criminal statutes, and clarified that women have the right to breastfeed in public, even if there is exposure of the breast.
N.C. Gen. Stat. sec. 14-190.9
§ 14-190.9. Indecent exposure.
(B) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a woman may breast feed in any public or private location where she is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether the nipple of the mother’s breast is uncovered during or incidental to the breast feeding.