BFW Toolkits

The ABA has developed three comprehensive and practical toolkits that contain all the information your organisation will need to become breastfeeding friendly and fully support your breastfeeding employees. 

These toolkits have been developed by BFW Consultants who have years of experience working with organisations of all sizes and from many different industries all over Australia. Over the many years the ABA has worked with organisations to help them support their breastfeeding employees, we have determined that there are three main criteria that determine a supportive workplace:

  1. Space - The organisation provides a private space (that is not a toilet or shower) for employees to feed their baby or express milk. This space may be a dedicated breastfeeding/expressing room or, depending on the size of your organisation, it could be a shared facility with a first aid room/prayer room or meeting room.  Smaller work sites or those with a small number of staff may not have a space available at all times but should have a plan in place outlining how a space will be provided should the need arise.
  2. Time - The organisation has a Breastfeeding Policy that clearly outlines the support for lactation breaks to allow a mother time to feed/express. The needs of a breastfeeding employee are usually short-term and involve either direct breastfeeding and/or expressing their milk for their infant during the working day. 
  3. Support - The organisation has developed and is implementing a comprehensive communication strategy for internal and external stakeholders. Becoming a truly breastfeeding friendly workplace includes all the practical factors, but it importantly also means developing a cultural shift in your organisation to a workplace with a truly supportive breastfeeding environment. This is equally as important for the ABA as the practical factor of a room and lactation breaks. The cultural shift is achieved through a clear communication strategy and other workplace initiatives. 

By working through the toolkits and implementing these three criteria, your organisation will become truly breastfeeding friendly. Each toolkit 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 toolkits will also set your organisation up to be eligible for Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation
Purchase each toolkit individually or save $100 by purchasing the toolkits as a set of three, and also receive a sturdy work file to keep them together, along with additional ABA resources for free. 

Additionally, apply for an BFW accreditation audit within 12 months of purchasing the set of toolkits and your organisation will receive a discount on your accreditation audit fee.

For prices and to order, download the toolkit order form below.

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