Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces

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

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces have benefits for both employers and employees.

This site provides information on New Zealand Legislation that businesses must comply with, as on how businesses can support breastfeeding women's continued participation in the workforce. All it takes is some flexible work practices, good communication, a supportive culture and where possible, a little bit of space, click here to find out more.

More information on breastfeeding and working: 

You don’t have to stop breastfeeding just because you’re returning to work. Click here to find out more information from the Ministry of Health.

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.