Fighting for rights of nursing mums

More than 100 nursing mothers took part in a breastfeeding flash mob inside Hong Kong's Tai Wai subway station yesterday. The activists were advocating for more public awareness on breastfeeding rights in the face of discouragement and prejudice agai
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More than 100 nursing mothers took part in a breastfeeding flash mob inside Hong Kong's Tai Wai subway station yesterday. The activists were advocating for more public awareness on breastfeeding rights in the face of discouragement and prejudice against them, including insults hurled over social media. The mothers have formed the MamaMilk Baby Alliance. They are calling on the government to protect the rights of nursing mothers through legislation for the provision of sufficient breastfeeding and childcare facilities in public spaces, as well as in the workplace.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 08, 2016, with the headline 'Fighting for rights of nursing mums'. Print Edition | Subscribe