Support rights for breastfeeding mums: Send Minister JoSwinson a Mothers’ Day card
The new Shared Parental Leave reforms allow mothers to share maternity leave with dads and partners from two weeks after the birth. But they don’t give women the right to breastfeed on return to work. This needs to change.
92 countries give women a legal right to breastfeeding breaks on return to work – but not the UK.
It is up to women to decide whether to breastfeed or not. We want it to be as easy as possible for women to breastfeed, if this is what they want to do. Women should not have to choose between returning to work and breastfeeding their baby.
Give working mothers the right to breastfeeding breaks and the right to somewhere private (which isn’t a toilet) where they can breastfeed or express milk.
Send the Minister, Jo Swinson, a Mothers’ Day card, asking her to support breastfeeding mothers.
Post your card to:
Jo Swinson MP
Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0ET
Or tweet to @JoSwinson (use #breastfeeding and #ValuingMaternity hashtags, if you like)
Or email your Mothers Day wishes to: email@example.com
And send us an email to let us know you’ve sent a card:firstname.lastname@example.org
Want more information? We have a campaign blog and a detailed Parliamentary briefing.
You can read the Maternity Action briefing on breastfeeding rights in the new bill here: