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Breastfeeding

An employee who is breastfeeding shall be entitled, without loss of pay, at the option of her employer to either 1 hour off from her work each day for the purpose of breastfeeding or a reduction of her working hours by 1 hour each day up to 26 weeks after confinement. The breastfeeding break may be taken in the form of one break of 60 minutes, two breaks of 30 minutes each, three breaks of 20 minutes each, or in such other manner as to number and duration of breaks as may be agreed by her and her employer.

(Maternity Protection amendment Act 2004 §15B; S.I. No. 654/2004 - Maternity Protection (Protection of Mothers Who Are Breastfeeding) Regulations 2004 §3-4)

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