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Supporting customers and clients

Supporting customers and clients by creating breastfeeding friendly environment is good for business.

Breastfeeding friendly businesses

Breastfeeding friendly businesses offer a welcoming attitude and supportive environment for breastfeeding women. All parents benefit from this positive family focused approach.

Consider providing:

  • Enough space for parents with children to move
  • Baby care facilities
  • Small selection of simple toys, easy to clean
  • An area dedicated to children (play mat, corner)
  • Comfortable seating

Make sure that your staff are aware of a women's right to breastfeed wherever she may lawfully be. Anti-Discrimination legislation protects a women's right to breastfeed in public places.

Breastfeeding welcome here

The Australian Breastfeeding Association runs a Breastfeeding Welcome Here program. It's free to participate and a good way to show that your business or service supports breastfeeding. Participating businesses demonstrate: -

  • A welcoming attitude from staff and management
  • Smoke free environment
  • Room to move a pram

Register your business today to receive your information pack and Breastfeeding Welcome Here sticker.

Breastfeeding welcome here sticker

To find out which businesses are participating look for the sticker or visit the Australian Breastfeeding Association website

Baby Care Rooms

The Australian Breastfeeding Association also recognises premises which provide quality parenting facilities. Accredited Baby Care Rooms offer a place for mothers to feed and change their babies and toddlers when they are away from home.

Find accredited Baby Care Rooms in your local area

26%

A 2009 Newspoll survey commissioned by ACLA found that 26% of people consider it unacceptable to breastfeed a baby in a restaurant or café

Are you a mother needing help?

Click here to visit the Australian Breastfeeding Association website for information and support