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Can anyone tell me where the thread is about Scottish mums being told to b/feed for 2 years?

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emkana Mon 14-Jul-08 19:57:05

Just wanted to see if Carrie or Justine had replied, and I can't find it...

VictorianSqualor Mon 14-Jul-08 20:06:32

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/1364/567022

emkana Mon 14-Jul-08 20:30:55

thank you smile

Wallace Mon 14-Jul-08 21:44:54

Hadn't seen that thread, so thanks.

I have a question, probably should start a new thread, but can't be bothered, so:

In the comments at the bottom of the article that is linked to, someone says that the Breastfeeding etc (scoland) Act 2005(?) protects the rights of mothers breastfeeding in public up to the age of two (child not mother obv).

Is this correct? Does this mean that when my ds2 turns 2 next week, if I am feeding him in public, I don't have the same rights as I do now?

Wallace Mon 14-Jul-08 22:15:20

Should have started a new thread, I know

VictorianSqualor Mon 14-Jul-08 23:31:20

I'm not too hot on the Scots law, I thought it only protected until 6 months.
But, either way it is still not illegal for you to feed your DS, just not illegal for you to be harassed because of it under the breastfeeding law.

tiktok Mon 14-Jul-08 23:34:03

Wallace, you are correct

(VS - you are getting mixed up with the proposed equality bill in England).

princessofpower Mon 14-Jul-08 23:37:45

Message withdrawn

Wallace Tue 15-Jul-08 20:37:44

Thanks. It is a bit crap, isn't it? Why say an age at all?

ChukkyPig Tue 15-Jul-08 20:46:12

2 years better than 6 months though.

I mean if you can't give cow's milk until one, and mat leave is a year, then clearly if sucessfully BF you are going to carry on at least until 1 (generalising). Why would anyone get the hang of breastfeeding and then switch to formula at 6 months?

If English government don't feel comfy giving the right to 2 years, why not start with 1 year? Where's this 6 months business come from?

Bonkers.

Wallace Tue 15-Jul-08 20:58:42

6 months is even worse, I agree

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