Victoria Government to Introduce Paid Breastfeeding Breaks For Employees

by Tanya Thomas on  August 7, 2010 at 10:43 AM Women Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

The Victorian Government, in its new "workplace breastfeeding policy", plans to allow government workers paid breastfeeding breaks and a raft of policies to make the task easier at work.
 Victoria Government to Introduce Paid Breastfeeding Breaks For Employees
Victoria Government to Introduce Paid Breastfeeding Breaks For Employees

The policy will be in force from today, to coincide with Breastfeeding Week, the Courier Mail reports.

Premier Anna Bligh announced the policy would begin Thursday morning at State Parliament, saying that it was "irrefutable" that breastfeeding could be "extremely inconvenient in the workplace".

"We will provide lactation breaks during work hours for mums who want to express milk in a private area by offering flexible options for working hours and by providing refrigeration," Bligh said.

"Where possible...these lactation breaks of up to one hour of paid time are to be provided, and where employees require more time, flexible work or leave arrangements can be implemented," she added.

She said she understood many mums also chose not to breastfeed, and that for others it wasn't possible. But, she said, mums who choose to do so should be supported at work.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Importance of Breastfeeding Nutrient Needs in Lactation Switching Baby from Bottle to Cup 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive

Loading...