Breastfeeding and child care

You can breastfeed anywhere, anytime. This includes when you are using child care services

If you are using a childcare service in the ACT, you can:

  • Keep breastfeeding your child, or
  • Provide the childcare centre with your expressed breast milk.

Child care centres cannot:

  • Refuse an application or not offer a child care place because your child is breastfeeding.
  • Ask you to stop or discourage you from breastfeeding when your child starts in child care.

Tell you that you cannot breastfeed or express your breast milk on the premises.

  • Refuse to feed your child with your expressed breast milk.

If you would like to read more information:

It is against the law for a child care service provider to discriminate against you because you are breastfeeding