Breastfeeding At Work Should Be Normal

Breastfeeding At Work Should Be Normal

When maternity leave ends, many mothers think they have no choice but to stop breastfeeding when they return to work.

In a bid to reduce child mortality rates and raise a healthier nation, the South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) urges mothers to stand up for their legal rights as employees and continue to provide the most healthy option for their baby by breastfeeding them.

Chantel Cronje, legal advisor at Legal and Tax Services said, “Mothers don’t know that they are legally entitled to have breastfeeding breaks. According to the Code of Good Practice on protection of employees during pregnancy and after birth of a child it’s your right to breastfeed or express milk at your workplace until your baby is six months old.” read more

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