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.
- 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.
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.
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 parent needing help?
Click here to visit the Australian Breastfeeding Association website for information and support