Providing lactation rooms for nursing mothers is under Human Rights, as stated in the Convetion on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination againts Women (CEDAW), which the United Nations General Assembly adopted in 1979. A lactation room will make them feel safe and comfortable providing care for their babies. The absence or a limited number of breastfeeding-friendly rooms can make it difficult for women to breastfeed in public places. This study examined the government policy in providing lactation rooms in Banda Aceh City. The research was carried out using a qualitative decriptive method. The analysis was performed through the Liberal Feminism perspective and Gender Planning concept. The subjects of study this were informants who could provide in-depth information to answer the research problems. The study result revealed that the regulation designed by the government of Banda Aceh city towards providing lactation rooms for nursing mothers in public places in Banda Aceh did not work well. The city government failed to adopt the gender planning concept effectively and comprehensively when planning policy regarding providing lactation rooms for its citizens. As a result, the regulation regarding providing lactation rooms was still biased and failed to reach responsive gender in its implementation.
Keywords: Gender Planning, Lactation room, Policy.