Breastfeeding Friendly Venues
The Equality Act 2010 came into force in October 2010. It says that it is sex discrimination to treat a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding. It applies to anyone providing services, benefits, facilities and premises to the public, public bodies, further and higher education bodies and associations.
If you are breastfeeding in a public place such as a café, park, shop, cinema,, on a bus etc, you cannot be asked to stop or refused to be served. You are also protected on public transport such as buses, trains and planes.
However, many people still find it daunting to breastfeed in public places, so in Sheffield we have a list of venues which would like to show their support to breastfeeding mums and families. These places have been accredited with Sheffield’s Breastfeeding Friendly Award.
Click on the link below to see the current list of venues, by postcode area. Once you have the list on your screen, you can choose the area of Sheffield you want to view by clicking on the postcode tabs at the bottom of your screen.
If you would like to nominate a venue for the Breastfeeding Friendly Award, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org