Interested in creating environments that are supportive of breastfeeding? So are we!

Integrating breastfeeding support into your workplace culture makes good business sense. Benefits include increasing retention rates, lowering absenteeism, reducing recruitment costs and retaining valuable corporate knowledge. Ensuring your organisation meets best practice in the area of breastfeeding support identifies your workplace as being committed to creating a family-friendly environment. Show your employees that you value them by ensuring they have the best opportunity to successfully combine breastfeeding and work.

The Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Program is an initiative of the Australian Breastfeeding Association, Australia’s leading source of breastfeeding information, education and support for over 50 years. We have been working with organisations to support women in combining breastfeeding and work for many years. During this time we have worked with hundreds of organisations bringing together our expertise with practical experience in helping organisations facilitate their breastfeeding employees’ return to work.

Creating a supportive environment for breastfeeding employees is simple when you have the right tools. Let us show you how to provide the space, time and support to make your workplace a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace.

What’s new with BFW

The Australian Breastfeeding Association was very proud to present the University of Sydney their Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation today at the start of National Mothering Week 2015.

The University of Sydney are the latest organisation to become an Accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace. As a leading educator the University of Sydney recognises the importance of supporting valuable staff and students. The implementation of family friendly policies and carers rooms across their campuses showcases them leading by example.

The National Mothering Week theme in 2015 is Support, Encourage and Inspire. Amanda Volpatti ,one of ABA’s Breastfeeding Friendly Consultants, found lots of inspiration, encouragement and support on display today at the University’s Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace launch. Later this week Sasha deSilva, also from the BFW team, will be presenting a Return to Work Seminar at the university for staff and students. The seminar will include information and tips on how to successfully combine returning to work with continued breastfeeding. Congratulations University of Sydney!

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace