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An employee who returns from maternity leave and is nursing her child is entitled for at least six months following her return to two breaks of thirty minutes each during the work day, or a reduction of 60 minutes from her daily working hours, or a clean space for breastfeeding. This nursing break is in addition to all other breaks to which the employee is entitled and is to be considered working time with pay.

In accordance with the Constitution of South Sudan, 2011, government should provide maternity, child care and medical care to the pregnant and lactating women.

Source: §64(7 & 8) of the Labour Act, 2017; §16(4c) of the Constitution of South Sudan, 2011