It is widely acknowledged that breastfeeding is the healthiest way for a woman to feed her baby.
The Practice recognises the benefits of breastfeeding to both mothers and infants and therefore encourages and supports staff members to breastfeed their babies, including their return to work after their maternity leave. (Source Equality and Human Rights Commission)
The Practice will not discriminate against any woman in her chosen method of infant feeding and will fully support the visitor/patient.
- All mothers will be enabled and supported to feed their infants in the Practice premises.
- Signs welcoming breastfeeding will be displayed in the waiting room.
- The Practice will ensure that its staff members make comfortable arrangements for mothers who would prefer privacy to breastfeed.