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Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces

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Join the Movement with Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation!

We recognise the importance of supporting both professional careers and family life. Our accreditation program empowers organisations to become advocates for breastfeeding employees, fostering a culture of inclusivity, support, and wellbeing.

Designed and developed for organisations and businesses, our goal is to remove the workplace as a barrier to breastfeeding. Let's support working mums and foster a welcoming workplace together!

Why Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation?

We understand that returning to work after maternity leave can be a challenging transition for new mothers. Our accreditation program aims to make this transition smoother by providing guidance and resources for employers to create breastfeeding-friendly workplaces.


By becoming accredited, companies demonstrate their commitment to responsibilities as an employer in providing respectful workplaces


Find out more about the benefits of BFW

What is a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace?

There are 3 key elements that encompass 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.

What the Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accreditation offers your organisation

Comprehensive Guidelines and Support

The accreditation process provides detailed guidelines and best practices for creating a supportive environment for breastfeeding employees. From designated breastfeeding and expressing rooms to flexible work arrangements, we offer practical solutions tailored to each organisation's needs.

Employee Education

Our program includes educational materials to help employees and managers understand the benefits of breastfeeding and their role in creating a supportive environment.

Recognition and Promotion

Upon successful completion of our accreditation process, organisations receive official recognition as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace from ABA. This prestigious recognition not only demonstrates a commitment to employee well-being but also serves as a powerful recruitment and retention tool.

Are you ready to take the first step towards creating a supportive workplace?

Join Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation and become a leader in promoting employee well-being and work-life balance. Together, we can make a positive impact on the lives of working parents and their families.

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

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Find out more about the Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace program

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What are the organisational benefits of becoming accredited?

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Discover the steps to obtaining BFW accreditation

Find out about the process of achieving BFW accreditation

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Current organisation accredited as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

Are you returning to work?

The Australian Breastfeeding Association has a number of useful and supporting resources to help mothers return to work while continuing to breastfeed


Respect@Work legislation: introducing a new positive duty on employers.

The Federal Government’s Respect@Work amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 are now in force.


Preventing sexual harassment and discrimination in Australian workplaces is now a legal requirement for employers.

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