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How to become a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

Becoming an accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace is a three-step process:

What is included in the accreditation package?

As a BFW accredited organisation, you will have exclusive access to effective and accessible resources

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Ongoing support

Access to the BFW team for support with program implementation and the accreditation process.

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Support with internal communications

BFW provides assistance and resources to help your organisation develop Communications Plans and a Breastfeeding Policy

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Promotion and publicity

Stickers and digital artwork for internal and external use. Listing on the ABA website and inclusion in ABA publications.

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BFW newsletter

Bi-monthly newsletter with ideas and resources to maximise communication opportunities, along with latest research, news, changes to legislation and best practice updates.

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Certificate of Accreditation

Accreditation certificate for display within accredited workplaces.

You would be joining these organisations as a leading family-friendly workplace:

There are BFW accredited organisations in a wide range of sectors across Australia who have made a commitment to support their breastfeeding employees.


Want to receive a free quote?

Please submit an Expression of Interest via the online web form

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace - An Australian Breastfeeding Association Initiative

Employer FAQs

What types of workplaces become accredited as Breastfeeding Friendly?

A variety of organisations both small and large in government, private and not-for-profit sectors. We have accredited organisations right across Australia and across a range of industries including: 

  • Tourism & Information 

  • Government: Federal, State, Local 

  • Health Care 

  • Energy & Mining 

  • Manufacturing 

  • Finance & Investment 

  • Education 

  • Retail 

  • Emergency Services & Armed Forces 

  • Community Services & Not-for-profits 

How much does accreditation cost? 

The cost of Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation is dependent on the size and complexity of your organisation.