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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.
Congratulations to the National Archives of Australia on gaining accreditation as a BFW! Better known for preserving our national history, the National Archives are making history by being leaders in the area of family friendly practice. The support put in place at over 10 sites across Australia means that women can be confident their needs as a breastfeeding mother will sit comfortably alongside their professional role.