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Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces

The Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace (BFW) program is an initiative of the not-for-profit Australian Breastfeeding Association.

BFW aims to remove the workplace as a barrier to breastfeeding by creating work environments with the space, time and supportive culture necessary to support breastfeeding employees. An increasing number of women return to work within the first year of their baby’s life.

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What is a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace?

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1. Time

Allowing time for a mother to feed/express during working hours.

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2. Space

Providing a private space for mothers to feed/express during working hours.

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3. Supportive culture

Creating an inclusive and culturally supportive work environment.

Find out more about the Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace program

Why become a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace?

Learn about our Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace eToolkit

Current organisation with BFW accreditation

Submit an Expression of Interest

Become an accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace by submitting an Expression of Interest via the online web form to receive a free quote

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Resources for your workplace

We have a number of comprehensive resources for employees and for mothers who wish to return to employment and continue to breastfeed.

Are you returning to work?

Information for mothers returning to work

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Resources for employers