All council facilities now breastfeeding friendly
We recently became the first council in the Bay of Plenty region to become ‘Breastfeeding Friendly Spaces Accredited’ after introducing a breastfeeding friendly policy at all of our facilities across the district.
The accreditation is an initiative by Toi Te Ora Public Health to create and sustain breastfeeding friendly environments with the aim of normalising breastfeeding within our communities.
The facilities that are now breastfeeding friendly include: Taupo Super Loo, Library, Museum, AC Baths, Events Centre, Customer Service Centre, Great Lake Centre, and I-Site; Turangi Customer Service Centre, Pools, I-site and Library; and Mangakino Customer Service Centre, Library and Pools.
At all facilities, a comfortable space is provided, and signage is displayed so that visitors know they are supported to breastfeed.
Staff have received training and are committed to ensuring breastfeeding mothers feel welcome at our facilities across our district.
For more information on breastfeeding friendly spaces head to www.toiteora.govt.nz/breastfeeding_friendly.