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Right to breastfeed in public

16th June 2008

A new law, known as the Equality Bill, will make it illegal to prevent any mother from breastfeeding her child - up to the age of six months - in a public place.

A Cabinet Office spokesman said: "Final decisions have yet to be made but the government is keen to give new mothers complete confidence to breastfeed while going about their normal business, for example while on the bus or in a cafe."

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