4. Rest and breastfeeding at work

Pregnant workers and breastfeeding mothers are entitled to more frequent rest breaks. You should talk to them so you can agree the timing and frequency.

You must provide a suitable area where they can rest. It should:

There is advice from Acas on accommodating breastfeeding employees in the workplace.

Some work presents an extra risk for breastfeeding mothers and their children. This includes working conditions that could expose them to organic mercury, radioactive material or lead.

You need to consider these risks in your worker’s individual risk assessment for as long as they wish to continue breastfeeding.