Key internationaldocuments call for provision of imaginative legislation to protect the breastfeeding rights of working women and further to monitor its application in consistency with ILO Maternity Protection Convention and recommendations. The ILO’s Maternity Protection Convention (MPC) 183 specifies that women should receive:
At least 14 weeks of paid maternity leave to all women workers;
One or more paid breastfeeding breaks daily or daily reduction of hours of work to breastfeed;
Job protection and non-discrimination for breastfeeding workers.