BFW Resources for Employers

Building up a supportive breastfeeding culture in the workplace can take many forms.

Resources to help your organisation work towards becoming a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

  • Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace toolkits - Our comprehensive toolkits will guide your organisation in any aspects of change required by enabling you to confidently implement the elements of effective breastfeeding support at your own pace. Once the Breastfeeding Policy, facilities and Communication Plan are in place, our Accreditation Toolkit enables you to self-assess your readiness before applying to BFW for accreditation. The BFW toolkits can be purchased individually or as a set of three. Download the toolkit order form at the bottom of this page or see the BFW toolkits page for more information. 
  • ConsultancyOrganisations requiring further guidance, while preparing to apply for accreditation can purchase consultancy time. Support from the BFW team is a benefit of gaining accreditation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace and is included in the cost of your annual accreditation fee.

Resources to help you support your staff

The provision of breastfeeding information to staff who are pregnant, just had a baby, or are returning to work is a tangible way to support your staff.

  • Come Back Packs - Minimise recruitment, training and loss of corporate knowledge by encouraging your valued staff to return from maternity leave. BFW Come Back Packs are a low cost way of providing your expectant staff with evidence-based breastfeeding information, and demonstrating clear support for their maternity leave and return to work, whilst still meeting the needs of their infants. 
  • Return to Work Webinar - A recorded webinar for mothers who want to return to work and continue to breastfeed or express breastmilk for their baby. Presented by experienced consultants from the ABA's Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace team. Available for anyone to purchase and watch at their own leisure. Discounts apply for employees from BFW accredited organisations. Contact the BFW team to purchase access in bulk for your employees at an additional discount.
  • ABA Gift Membership - ABA Gift Membership is a gift that keeps giving for 12 months - what better way to let an employee know you value them and you wish them well for their forthcoming birth or adoption. 
  • Live Return to Work Seminars and Breastfeeding Education Classes - Large employers are encouraged to speak to the BFW Team on how ABA can run Return to Work Seminars or a Breastfeeding Education Classes in your workplace.