Breastfeeding Welcome Here

Breastfeeding Welcome Here aims to increase support for breastfeeding in the community through highlighting breastfeeding friendly places. There are a variety of community settings including cafes, libraries, medical centres and early childhood education services which undertake self- audits against the following criteria:

  • Staff are supportive and welcoming to breastfeeding mothers.
  • The site is committed to providing a smokefree environment, including outdoors.
  • The site provides a safe environment for toddlers, eg. electric sockets covered, play area.
  • The environment enables the woman to breastfeed discreetly.
  • Comfortable and appropriate seating is provided, preferably with low arms.
  • Clean
  • Comfortable temperature year round.
  • There is sufficient room for pushchairs. A twin pushchair is able to fit through the front door.
  • Off floor baby change area provided with hand washing nearby.

Look out for this sign:

For further information, please contact the Public Health Unit on 06 753 7799.


Download the Breastfeeding Welcome Here Poster (PDF 377 KB), Self-Audit Checklist (PDF 376 KB) or Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 46 KB)

Last updated: Friday, June 1, 2018

About Us | Contact Us | Find Us | Sitemap | Disclaimer | Ministry of Health | New Zealand Government | Te Whatu Ora Taranaki Private Bag 2016 New Plymouth 4340 | © 2010