The Infant Nutrition Council recognises;
- that breastfeeding is the normal way to feed a baby
- that breastfeeding provides valuable short and long-term health benefits for babies and mothers.
- the rights of women to breastfeed without discrimination and the rights of infants to receive optimum nutrition from breastmilk.
- that it is unlawful to treat a woman less favourably on the basis that she is breastfeeding under anti-discrimination laws (such as the Australia Federal Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and the NZ Human Rights Commission Act 1977 and Employment Relations Act 2000).
- that breastfeeding provides long term benefits for employers and communities.