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Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces: Return to Work Webinar

Every new parent wants to be able to nourish their baby the best way they can. For many parents, this is through breastmilk. But this can be trickier when mothers return to the paid workforce.

By law, workplaces are meant to be breastfeeding friendly, but this is not always the case. With little understanding of their rights and lack of support in their workplace, many women simply quit breastfeeding.  For some mums, they cannot see any other choice.

“The Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace program contributes to the financial security and health of mothers and their babies by setting best practice standards for a supportive workplace culture. This grant allows the ABA to produce an online tutorial to guide women to successfully return to work while continuing to breastfeed.”

– Marina Froeschl

Organisation: Australian Breastfeeding Association
Grant Type: Small Grant
Amount: $10,000
Year: 2018-2019

The Australian Breastfeeding Association will support women who choose to continue breastfeeding on their return to work, with the Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces – Return to Work Webinar.  This is a free online webinar aimed at Victorian breastfeeding mothers and caregivers. Once online, this tutorial will provide information and guidance on effective breastfeeding, rights at work, leave entitlements, and general health and wellbeing.

Back to 2018 grants

 

Grants 2018-19

Breaking the Cycle
Grants

Breaking the Cycle

A holistic approach to recovery that supports girls who have experienced sexual exploitation, physical, domestic or sexual abuse.

Supporting Young Parents to Access Childcare & Education
Grants

Supporting Young Parents to Access Childcare & Education

Assisting young mothers to re-engage with education and strengthen their community networks.

Women surviving and thriving with ME/CFS
Grants

Women surviving and thriving with ME/CFS

Educating sufferers, service providers, medical professionals and community groups on the impacts of living with ME/CFS.

Working from our Strengths
Grants

Working from our Strengths

Assisting women living with a chronic illness to build their confidence in seeking employment.

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