breastfeeding friendly workplace (bfw) program

“ The Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace (BFW) program combines 50 years of the Australian Breastfeeding Association’s breastfeeding support with BFW’s many years of practical experience working with large and small organisations across a variety of sectors.

The BFW eToolkit consists of online content that focuses on providing the Time, Space and Supportive Culture employees need to combine breastfeeding and work.

This includes the writing of a Breastfeeding Policy, HR/Communication action plan and the requirements for a breastfeeding space.


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We include ideas on finding solutions to common problems that might be encountered, and templates and examples to help make the implementation process a straightforward one.

The BFW eToolkit makes the BFW accreditation processes and procedures easier to access, aids collaboration and communication between team members, allowing for updates anytime and anywhere.

It also enables the BFW team to track an organisation’s progress, to allow for more personalised support.

The easiest way to start the process is to complete the Expression of Interest on our website. The form will request certain organisation details to help us calculate the accreditation costs.

This will include contact details, total employee numbers, number of female employees, number and location of worksites segregated by number of female employees. There will be space to provide additional comment and feedback.

The accreditation costs include access to the BFW eToolkit, consultancy service, resources, tools, and products necessary to assist workplaces to achieve successful accreditation.

Having received an application for accreditation, further benefits accrue on accreditation and are outlined on our website.

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace is a not-for-profit initiative and relies on accreditation fees for its ongoing sustainability.

Building up a supportive breastfeeding culture in the workplace can take many forms and we would love to support you to develop a breastfeeding friendly workplace. “

Let me know if you have any questions related to the above and attached.

With thanks and appreciation,


Joy Brandsma- Acting Program Manager Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Team

Interested in creating environments that are supportive of breastfeeding? So are we.

Kindly note, I work on Tuesday, Wednesday (half day) and Thursday


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Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800 686 268