What are the breastfeeding laws in other countries? A distribution of nursing around the world
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American women have fought long and hard for breastfeeding rights. Even today you will still hear stories of mothers being ashamed of breastfeeding their children. Fortunately, the majority of this country protects breastfeeding mothers, giving them the right to breastfeed their children in public. Most American workplaces allow their breastfeeding employees to pump at work, and many public buildings have breastfeeding rooms available for a mother’s convenience. But, if you are a breastfeeding mother and you are traveling or even moving to another country, you will want to find out about breastfeeding laws in other countries.
It’s important to know what to expect and how to follow local laws when you’re abroad. Many foreign governments apply regulations based on religious and cultural beliefs, which may be very different from what you are used to here in the United States. Some cultures may value breastfeeding, but view breastfeeding in public as indecent. Other cultures may have such a deep-rooted history of breastfeeding that mothers feed their babies anywhere and everywhere without a second thought.
Organizations such as La Leche League International and Save The Children are doing their part around the world to educate about the importance of breastfeeding. Here are some of the breastfeeding laws you will find in other countries.
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