Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces
The Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace (BFW) program is a consultancy service for employers provided by the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA). BFW aims to remove the workplace as a barrier to breastfeeding.
Creating a supportive breastfeeding environment can deliver significant cost savings by improving retention rates, encouraging earlier return to work, reducing the need for sick leave & carer's leave, and reducing recruitment and re-training costs.
BFW provides practical resources and information for companies looking to support their employees to maintain breastfeeding. We also run the Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation program, which recognizes and promotes best practice in meeting the needs of breastfeeding women in paid work. Click here to submit your expression of interest for the Accreditation program.
Contact us today about how we can assist you to create a supportive workplace for your employees!
Breastfeeding & Return to Work Webinar
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A 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 Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)'s Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces team, the webinar provides information and practical skills to assist you to successfully combine breastfeeding/expressing breastmilk and paid work. Click here to register now
NEW! Breastfeeding Room Toolkit
Is your company interested in creating a breastfeeding/expressing facility to support your breastfeeding staff?
Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces have just released a Breastfeeding Room Toolkit, designed specifically for organisations who want to create a breastfeeding/expressing room for their staff. This comprehensive toolkit provides specific information such as the size of the room, equipment, furniture, support and resources required to set up your room. The toolkit also covers the benefits of supporting breastfeeding, both for employees and the organisation.
the Breastfeeding Room Toolkit online today.
Please note, the Breastfeeding Room toolkit is not a part of our Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accreditation program. However, providing breastfeeding facilities is crucial to supporting breastfeeding employees and as such is an excellent addition for workplaces not seeking to undertake accreditation. The toolkit also provides a great foundation for workplaces looking to become accredited in future years.
Congratulations to the most recently accredited organisations:
Department Education & Early Childhood Development - Grampians (Ballarat Office) (VIC)
Town of Victoria Park (WA)
QEII Family Centre (ACT)
ASC Pty Ltd (SA)
Uniting Care Gippsland (VIC)
Western Private Hospital (VIC)
Retirement Benefits Fund (TAS)
YWCA of Canberra (ACT)
Rio Tinto Iron Ore Pilbara Operations Centre (WA)