Breastfeeding friendly workplace re-accreditation

The Department of Health was recently reaccredited as a breastfeeding friendly workplace (BFW). We are proud to support our staff by providing conditions and facilities for breastfeeding.

General public

Health recognises that support from colleagues is crucial for a breastfeeding friendly workplace.

Here are some of the ways Health supports our employees who are breastfeeding or who have caring responsibilities:

  • We recognise the need to combine work and breastfeeding comfortably and practically – to promote the ongoing benefits to the baby, employee and workplace. This includes providing private rooms for breastfeeding or expressing and lactation breaks.
  • We recognise the importance of maintaining breastfeeding – Health works to provide a family-friendly environment that supports employees to balance breastfeeding and work.
  • Health is committed to offering flexible work arrangements that meet employee needs and operational requirements.

For ways to support breastfeeding in your workplace, and more information on what we’re doing to protect, promote and support breastfeeding throughout Australia, visit the Pregnancy, birth and baby webpage.

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