BREASTFEEDING is one of the most natural processes in the world, and mothers should be able to feel comfortable feeding their babies whenever – and wherever they want. But are there any laws when it comes to breastfeeding in public? What rights do mothers have – and are there any restrictions? What’s the law on breastfeeding in public? Breastfeeding in public is perfectly legal. In fact, it’s protected under the Equality Act 2010 for as long as you wish to breastfeed (there is no age restriction) and covers all public places from parks and leisure facilities, to public transport, shops, restaurants, hotels and cinemas. Director of Maternity Action, Rosalind Bragg told BT: ”…Some women cover up while breastfeeding, some don’t…The law protects women’s rights to breastfeed in public places, but this is not widely known. Maternity Action continues to hear from women asked to move on or cover up when they are breastfeeding in public places, often from shops and cafes providing services to families. “There shouldn’t be a debate whether women should be covered while breastfeeding. People who are uncomfortable with the sight of breastfeeding should just look away. Their discomfort is their problem.” Are there any exceptions? According to… Read full this story
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