Taiwan Protects Mothers Right To Breastfeed In Public

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A new campaign in Taiwan is set to protect and promote the right of nursing mothers to breastfeed in public. In fact if you interfere, be prepared to receive a hefty fine.

On Wednesday (December 30) officials announced that the government's Bureau of Health Promotion is drafting a bill set to fine up to 30,000 Taiwan dollars (940 US dollars) to anyone who attempts to prevent with a woman breastfeeding her child in public. Once completed, the bill will require final approval by parliament.

"Breastfeeding is a global trend and we want to ensure a better environment for mothers to nurse their babies. The bureau will air a commercial featuring mothers nursing their children in various public places, including a department store and a train station, to promote the concept, said the official, who works for the bureau's women and children affairs' division.

An earlier incident initiated this ruling after five women were forced to leave a museum in Taipei for nursing their babies in public.



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