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ANU is working to improve support for breastfeeding

Follow Friday's seminar 'Support for breastfeeding mothers in workplaces and childcare services at the ANU', ANU Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard Baker said ANU has a renewed focus to regain accreditation from the Australian Breastfeeding Association as a "breastfeeding friendly workplace", the Canberra Times reports.

"We have a new Vice-Chancellor that is a gender equity champion and he had made it very clear he wants me in this role, which he has created, to do as much as I can, as quickly as I can to support gender equity across campus," he said.

The seminar raised many issues breastfeeding mothers faced on campus, including having to breastfeed or express in toilets due to a lack of appropriate facilities. ARC Future Fellow Dr Julie Smith outlined what is best practice to support breastfeeding women at work, and compared this with what ANU currently provides.

Read the full Canberra Times article here.

Updated:  7 November, 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute