A “Breastfeeding Welcome Here” sticker and kit has been produced by the Australian Breastfeeding Association to improve community acceptability of breastfeeding in public through the accreditation and promotion of breastfeeding friendly businesses.
Accreditation criteria for breastfeeding friendly venues that display the sticker or folder are:
- Welcoming attitude from staff and management
- Smoke free environment
- Room to move a pram
Please note the ABA list is derived fromt their list of venues that have successsfully registeed for the sticker and therefore the list is incomplete. However the ABA encourages all venues that meet the criteria to apply for the sticker and get some free publicity from their directory.
I think that this is a great idea. I know that when I was breastfeeding that especially at first I was very conscious of going places that were supportive of breastfeeding and that this little sign is a easy way to help with that. I wish more places that are breastfeeding would join in this program.
Have a look at the website and check out some of the venues that support breastfeeding … also if you don’t see one of your favourites that you know supports breastfeeding … let them know about the free program.