Although breastfeeding break is one of the labor right provided to female employees, it should never be forgotten that direct aim of this break is to provide the babies with their most precious and natural nutrition daily in appropriate periods up to a certain age. Therefore the subject here is not the employee but the newborn infant at first hand.
As a rule and in order to achieve the expected benefits for the infants it should be used daily, however in a big metropolis applying this leave as stated in law is clearly not possible. The big distances between workplace and residence of mother, traffic and so on, make it too difficult for the nursing woman to go home every day for 1,5 hour to feed her baby and come back to work again. In practice this problem is tried to be solved by combining the daily hours and using it weekly, monthly or as a whole (block using).
COMBINED BREASTFEEDING LEAVE
We witness that it is a common practice for the mother to combine the daily hours of break (1,5 hours) and use the nursing periods collectively. In this exercise, the workdays period between end date of maternity leave and the date child reaches one year of age, which is the period mother should take her 1,5 hours daily leave to feed her baby is calculated and the 1,5 hours of leave corresponding this duration are combined and used in total as will be seen example below.