The moment after the end of maternity leave is a point of extreme change in the life of mom and baby. The exclusive breastfeeding is critical until at least the 6th month of life then, as if to terminate the license and breastfeeding not?
What is the Breastfeeding License – About the Law
A labor law was created to ensure the benefits of those who breastfeed and especially those who are breastfed. By CLT art. 396 says that every mother should have two periods of 30 minutes each to breastfeed her baby until he is six months old.
As in most cases this interval of the breastfeeding leave is not possible due to logistics, the company ends up dismissing mom an hour early from work or allowing her to enter an hour later to fulfill this right and then there is a reduction in working hours . work for breastfeeding leave to be fulfilled.
However, there is still a curious point that has become a controversy in a way. These 30-minute periods, theoretically linked together, would give Mom an extra 15 calendar days . Many people would ask for this extra term in the license, right? Some companies have adopted this form, granting the employee two more weeks to stay at home and comply with the law.
Are Companies Obliged to Offer an Additional 15 Days?
However, what few know is that companies as a whole are not obliged to give these extra 15 days on breastfeeding leave. Except for cases where the baby needs to be hospitalized and everything with proof of a certificate. It is worth saying that accepting this certificate is the responsibility of the woman’s employing company .
Who pays for Breastfeeding Leave
Since the company has no refund from SUS for these 15 days of breastfeeding leave. Normally the woman receives an aid during the leave, which is reimbursed to the company. In the breastfeeding leave, these 15 days are not reimbursed and the company bears the costs.
Who is entitled to breastfeeding leave?
Every mother is entitled to breastfeeding leave, whether employed or self-employed. The difference is that the self-employed person handles all procedures directly with the SUS while the employee has the company’s backing. The coolest part of the law is that adoptive parents are also entitled to breastfeeding leave! Every woman who has given birth or adopted can take maternity leave with two periods of 30 minutes each, except in cases where the company with more than 30 employees has a day care center or nursery to better support the woman and her child.
There are companies that further support breastfeeding leave, there is a program in which in exchange for benefits for employees, they receive a tax discount. The program is called “Empresa Cidadã”, but for the company to benefit, the employee must apply for the extension of maternity leave as well as breastfeeding leave for the company. See more about it on the IRS website .
Protect your and your baby’s rights . Breastfeeding leave is everyone’s right! Do you have surplus milk? Do you know any breastfeeding mom? Donate or encourage the donation of breast milk, collaborate with the newborns through the Donate Life Bottles campaign !
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.