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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.
The BFW team is pleased to launch our new updated website pages www.breastfeeding.asn.au/workplace within the ABA website. In the last year the ABA website had over a million unique website visitors from Australia and a significant overseas presence. We welcome more of our BFW accredited workplaces to profile their company and their breastfeeding friendly practices and benefit from this increased exposure.
We would like to congratulate the Moreland City Council in Victoria, which became the latest accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace. It is fabulous to see local government leading the way. We currently have a further 6 local governments working toward accreditation.