Western Sydney University named a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
Western Sydney University is pleased to announce it has been accredited as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace by the Australian Breastfeeding Association.
During the accreditation process, the University demonstrated its ability to support breastfeeding employees across several areas including by providing dedicated spaces for employees to breastfeed or express breastmilk and lactation breaks during work hours.
The accreditation coincides with the approval of a new Breastfeeding on University Premises Policy (opens in a new window), which specifies the rights and responsibilities of the University, breastfeeding parents and their supervisors and colleagues. The Policy sets out the provision of breastfeeding facilities, requirements for lactation breaks and that flexible work options are available for breastfeeding employees returning to work.
Employees and students are free to breastfeed or express milk on campus where they choose and now have access to 17 dedicated breastfeeding rooms, across nine campuses.
For more information on breastfeeding rooms, please visit the University's facilities website
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