Parents out and about can now find nearby breastfeeding friendly locations by simply going to www.breastfeedingmap.com.au and saving this website into their favourites for future use.
The website allows parents to search for breastfeeding friendly locations by the GPS on their mobile device or by manually entering an address.
Mayor Jenny Houlihan said “It’s great to have a mobile website. It’s now more convenient for parents out and about who are trying to find a suitable breastfeeding friendly location.”
“The website also provides parents with helpful tips and support services in the local area, while also providing more information at your fingertips,” said Cr Houlihan.
Breastfeeding friendly locations are businesses or organisations which welcome breastfeeding mothers and follow criteria set by the Australian Breastfeeding Association. All breastfeeding friendly locations display a “Breastfeeding Welcome Here” sticker.
This initiative was funded under the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Enhanced Best Start funding.
In the past the Greater Shepparton Best Start Breastfeeding Workgroup has developed a printed map displaying these locations, the website allows for the information to be updated and changed as required. A small number of printed maps are still available at Greater Shepparton City Council offices.