TIPS AND ADVICE FOR BREASTFEEDING YOUR BABY IN PUBLIC
The law on breastfeeding:
The law is on your side – in England and Wales your right to breastfeed in public is covered by The Equality Act 2010, which states ‘that a business cannot discriminate against mothers who are breastfeeding a child of any age’. This therefore means that you can’t be asked to leave premises or be refused service in places such as cafes and shops. You are also quite within your rights to breastfeed in public open spaces such as parks, on public transport and in places like theatres and cinemas. In Northern Ireland, breastfeeding mothers also have protection under the Sex Discrimination Act. The law in Scotland goes further, making it is a criminal offence to try and stop a woman breastfeeding a child under 24 months in a public place.