The Australian Breastfeeding Association has worked with many organisations around Australia to help them support their breastfeeding employees. Through many years of this work, we have determined that there are three main criteria that determine a supportive workplace:

  1. Time - The organisation has a Breastfeeding Policy that clearly outlines the support for lactation breaks to allow a mother time to feed/express during working hours.
  2. Space - The organisation provides a private space for employees to feed their baby or express milk. 
  3. Supportive Culture - The organisation has a comprehensive communication strategy and procedures in place for internal and external stakeholders to develop a cultural shift towards a workplace with a truly supportive breastfeeding environment. 

Employers are encouraged to enrol in our newly launched BFW eToolkit to implement these three criteria in your workplace. The BFW eToolkit includes in-depth information on finding solutions to common problems that might be encountered, and also includes templates and examples to help make the implementation process a straightforward one. 

Working through the BFW eToolkit will enable your organisation to become eligible for assessment to achieve Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation