Te Puawaitanga ki Ōtautahi Trust is the first Canterbury organisation to receive the breastfeeding friendly workplace initiative (BFWI) award.
Te Puawaitanga has a breastfeeding policy that protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding, and also a lactation and infant feeding breaks policy. Te Puawaitanga is a kaupapa Māori provider of a range of health, education and social services that promote the health education, culture, history and wellbeing of Māori women and their whānau. The aim is to reduce barriers which may affect whānau ability to access health care or services which may aid their well-being, and this includes reducing or eliminating barriers to breastfeeding.
Photo – Aroha Reriti-Crofts (Ngāi Tahu)CBE, JP, Taua and board member, Alison Bourn, General Manager, and Health Promoter and BFWI Facilitator Rachel McLachlan.