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Your Rights

All people are entitled to a healthy and secure food supply. This begins at birth with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a human right as supported by the Provincial Human Rights Commission.

Breastfeeding is a child’s right: All children have the right to be breastfed in order to achieve
and maintain optimal health.

Breastfeeding is a woman’s right: It is her right to be able to provide her child with optimal nutrition and it is her right to enjoy the physical and emotional benefits that can come to her through a breastfeeding relationship.

Federal and provincial human rights law bans discrimination against women. If someone tells you to stop breastfeeding at work or in a public place, such as a park, shopping mall or restaurant, that person may be discriminating against you. You have the right to feed your baby, wherever you are allowed to be.

Employers and people providing public services must accommodate nursing moms.

Speak up about your right to breastfeed your baby anywhere anytime. By speaking up, you're not just helping yourself and your child. You are helping all mothers and children by making your community more breastfeeding-friendly.

If you are interested in more details about breastfeeding rights and how to advocate for yourself, see this document.


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