Category Archives: Maternity Leave

Work and breastfeeding – are they compatible?

The NHS Infant Feeding Survey (carried out every 5 years) consistently shows that the majority of women stop breastfeeding by the time their child is 6 months old (just 1% of women are still breastfeeding exclusively by this time, although … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding in public – tolerate or facilitate?

I saw this morning, Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive of of Save the Children interviewed on BBC Breakfast about their latest report highlighting the benefits of breastfeeding in the first hour after birth and the global decline in breastfeeding rates.  He … Continue reading

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Shared parental leave and flexible working – dare to dream

This very morning, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has made a speech to outline the measures the Goverment proposes in the long awaited Response to the Modern Workplaces Consultation*. I like the speech. I like it very much. It … Continue reading

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What if an employee becomes pregnant whilst on maternity leave?

As I return to my office this week after my second (and very definitely final) period of maternity leave, my thoughts turn to employers who may be getting a little more than they bargained for when they welcome employees back … Continue reading

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