Uasin Gishu: Bill to have public institutions set up breastfeeding facilities passed


A mother breastfeeding her baby. Photo/Getty Images
A mother breastfeeding her baby. Photo/Getty Images

In Summary

  • This comes a month after protests over an incident at a Nairobi hotel where a mother was allegedly discriminated against for breastfeeding in public.
  • This sparked protests in different quarters as a demonstration was held in the central business district.
  • The management of the hotel has since refuted the reports citing a recording on their CCTV surveillance cameras.

Uasin Gishu County Assembly has passed a motion requiring all public institutions to set up breastfeeding facilities within their premises.

Nominated MCA Jeruto Barbengi said breastfeeding mothers undergo a lot of challenges which ultimately denies children their mother’s milk.

Also Read: Restaurant apologises over breastfeeding saga

“We have passed the Breastfeeding Bill and the county government should urgently ensure that breastfeeding mothers have their decency protected,” Cheptiret MCA Gilbert Tenai added.

His Tarakwa counterpart Patrick Bundotich, who is also a gynecologist, said breastfeeding mothers need to be comfortable and observe hygiene thus the urgent need for such facilities.

This comes a month after protests over an incident at a Nairobi hotel where a mother was allegedly discriminated against for breastfeeding her child in public.

This sparked protests in different quarters as a demonstration was held in the central business district.

The management of the hotel has since refuted the reports citing a recording on their CCTV surveillance cameras that apparently negated the woman’s claims.

Also ReadWoman lied she was kicked out of hotel for breastfeeding, management says

 

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