Breastfeeding In Public

  • You have the right to breastfeed anywhere, anytime.
  • No one is allowed to ask you to cover up when breastfeeding or to move elsewhere to breastfeed.
  • Many women breastfeed their children in public in Alberta
  • Breastfeeding in public helps make it normal and comfortable; people expect to see mothers’ breastfeeding and therefore don’t make an issue out of it.
  • Seeing women breastfeed in public teaches women who haven’t yet had children how to breastfeed their baby.

If you are harassed for breastfeeding your baby, you can report it to the Alberta Human Rights Commission. It states “Breastfeeding women have the right to breastfeed a child in any public area”.  The right to breastfeed is protected under the Canada Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the provincial and territorial human rights codes, and the United Nations’ Convention of the Rights of the Child, which Canada ratified in 1991.”

Breastfeeding Action Committee for Edmonton (BACE)

In 2012, Breastfeeding Action Committee of Edmonton (BACE) declared a goal of making the Capital Region Canada’s first Breastfeeding Friendly City and has issued this breastfeeding friendly policy document for adoption by businesses and public places”: Read it here…


Report incidents at www.breastfeedingaction.ca

REPORT from the Breastfeeding Action Committee of Edmonton

Breastfeeding At Municipal Pools In Canada. Read more…

APPENDICES from the Breastfeeding Action Committee of Edmonton

Breastfeeding at Municipal Pools in Canada: APPENDICES. Read more…