If you’ve had a baby in the past few years in Canada, chances are good the message from your medical professionals was likely very clear: breast is best. Most women in Canada attempt to feed their babies this way from birth.
But after meeting the 24/7 needs of a newborn at home, desperation for coffee, groceries, or a case of cabin fever will compel breastfeeding mothers to leave the house.
Don’t laugh – it can be overwhelming for a sleep-deprived parent to even consider getting a tiny infant bundled into a car seat, packing a diaper bag (which would have been large enough for a pre-baby weekend trip) and going to a mall.
Can I breastfeed in public?
Yes. In fact, it’s a human right in Canada, so you can breastfeed anywhere you’re legally allowed to be.
The Ontario Human Rights Code states that “The Code makes it against the law to discriminate against someone or to harass them because of sex, including pregnancy and breastfeeding.”
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