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Breastfeeding in public - your rights and what clothes to wear

June 08, 2017

 

Creating life is a fulfillment most specifically for mothers. There is a common notion that once a woman gives birth to a child, it’s a strong statement about being a woman. Naturally, she has to care for the baby and feeds them milk until they get older. Women naturally produce and dispense milk through their breasts to feed their babies. It’s a process called breastfeeding where the mother lets her child nurse and nourish of her milk through her breasts. With the demanding needs of a child in terms of nourishment, there are circumstances when the mother must breastfeed her child in public. Through it’s a natural activity; it may seem a little bit unusual to some and could create a stir or uneasiness with people looking on. But there is a solution for this in order to not deprive mothers of doing their basic and natural activities in caring for their children in public.

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Breastfeeding in public, particularly in Australia, is lawfully protected and is highly regarded as the natural act of mother and should not be bothered or condemned. Australian law states that it’s illegal to discriminate against a person, whether directly or indirectly on the grounds of breastfeeding. This includes even if the mother is expressing the milk by hand or through a breast pump to give it to their baby later. This means that any mother has the freedom to breastfeed their baby anytime and anywhere in Australia without being deprived of any right. If anyone is deprived or discriminated against in reference to breastfeeding, there are several legal ways to make a complaint and enforce the law. This is to fully ensure that mothers can breastfeed freely without any distractions / interruptions anywhere in Australia. 

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However, these laws cannot change the fact that some people will still feel uneasy when they are around a breastfeeding mother. With that being said, slight adjustments can be made by the mother so they can continue doing their natural breastfeeding activities without bothering people around them. To compensate for this, there are breastfeeding clothes in Australia that are available online. These clothes are specifically made for mothers who are breastfeeding; they have special pockets / openings that will give more freedom to manoeuvre their arms during breastfeeding or expressing milk. These breastfeeding tops are at the same time trendy and fashionable, thus any mother can feel feminine even while breastfeeding. Some of which are deceiving as well, as the breastfeeding portion or item can be concealed when the mother is not breastfeeding or expressing. This will then look like a normal dress and is trendy with a sense of style despite of its true function. Some of these breastfeeding dresses and breastfeeding tops can be found and purchased online through glamamama.com.au.

So the next time you go out and have a need to breastfeed, you won’t need to worry about it as the law states you have the right to do so and there are breastfeeding clothes available in Australia and online that can help conceal it in public!





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However, please note that European sizing is slightly different from the Australian sizing. We recommend you measure the largest circumference of your bust when ordering tops and dresses and the widest part of your hips (just below the belly) for pants and skirts.


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