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Breastfeeding women at work - risk assessment

A model risk assessment to protect the health and safety of breastfeeding women at work.

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Breastfeeding women at work

How to help secure safety, privacy, dignity and equity for women who are breastfeeding on return to work from maternity leave.

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Potential risks to women and babies. Scientific evidence shows that a baby’s and mother’s health can be affected if the mother does not breastfeed until her baby is at least 12 months old. If a mother’s working conditions stop her from breastfeeding successfully, it could be argued that this is putting both her health and her baby’s health at risk.

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