Many women are returning to work after the birth of their baby and wish to continue to breastfeed. Combining work and breastfeeding is made possible with a good plan and support from your workplace and family/whanau.
The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service facilitates the Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Initiative. This service provides support to businesses to plan how they can support both new and returning employees with breastfeeding and how they can become recognised as a breastfeeding friendly workplace. The service also provides support to women who are wishing to continue breastfeeding and working. The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service has a number of resources for businesses and women providing information and support for breastfeeding and work.
[Supporting working women to breastfeed is] a win-win situation that builds loyal employees, gives babies the best source of nourishment available and benefits society as a whole.
To certify as a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace, an employer organisation will
If your workplace is in Waitaha / Canterbury we can support you through the process of certification.