Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

During the 12 months on the birth of a child, fully paid nursing breaks of one hour duration on daily basis are allowed to female workers to breastfeed their child(ren). The breastfeeding breaks of 2 hours are allowed to workers who join work in the last 6 weeks of maternity leave.

Female workers are entitled to paid nursing breaks, of one hour duration, for new mothers to breastfeed their child(ren) until a child is twelve (12) months old. The breast-feeding/nursing breaks are paid and included in the normal working hours.

The nursing break of 2 hours duration for six weeks is entitled to the mothers who resume their work after six weeks of maternity leave. After six weeks, the duration of nursing breaks reduces to one hour.

Source: Article 65 of the Law regulating Labour in Rwanda, 2009 (aka Labour Code)

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