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Breastfeeding in Public

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Breastfeeding in public

Anytime, Anywhere

One of the great things about breastfeeding is that you can do it anytime, anywhere. You can breastfeed your baby at the mall, at the park or at a restaurant.

Breastfeeding mothers have the right to breastfeed anytime, anywhere. This right is protected by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. No one should stop you from breastfeeding your child because you are in a public area. They should not:

  • Ask you to cover up
  • Disturb you
  • Ask you to move to another area that is more "private"

What can I do?

If you feel your breastfeeding rights are not being respected, you can:

Other sources of infant feeding information:

Do you have more questions?