The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service is super-excited to announce that The New Brighton Project has just been certified as being a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace.
Breastfeeding provides a number of well-evidenced health benefits both to breastfeeding women and to their babies. Women report that returning to the paid workforce is a common reason for breastfeeding journeys to end. The Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Initiative is a project managed by the Canterbury Breastfeeding Network to support employers to ensure that barriers to continued breastfeeding are removed from their work setting. The New Brighton Project has written a policy to ensure that staff are able to breastfeed or to express and store breastmilk in appropriate places, during their working day.
As The New Brighton Project is all about creating community, they have taken their breastfeeding support even further by ensuring that locals and visitors also feel welcome to breastfeed. There is a comfortable sofa available and a private space if needed.
Congratulations to The New Brighton Project for committing to remove barriers to whānau ora (family health).
Photo: Tracey Keen, Martha Baxendell and Emily Adcock from The New Brighton Project receiving Breastfeeding Friendly certification from Kelly Dorgan and Cara Meredith, breastfeeding health promoters with the Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Initiative which is part of the Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service at Te Puawaitanga ki Ōtautahi Trust. — at New Brighton Project.