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Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces

New Zealand has special provisions in law for breastfeeding employees in the workplace. Supporting employees to continue breastfeeding has many benefits for both the employee and the employer. 

This website provides information for employers and employees about managing breastfeeding and working, and guidelines for creating Breastfeeding and Baby Friendly Workplaces.

All it takes is some flexible work practices, good communication, a supportive culture and where possible, a little bit of space.

Women's Stories
Many women have successfully continued to breastfeed and work. It may take some planning ahead.  A supportive employer can make all the difference, click here to read women’s stories about their breastfeeding and working journeys.

The Employment Relations (Breaks, Infant Feeding and other matters) Amendment Act requires employers to provide appropriate facilities and breaks for employees who wish to breastfeed either at the workplace or during a work period, as far as it is reasonable and practicable in the circumstances. Click here to find more about the requirements.