Dads are definitely not forgotten when it comes to parental leave in Australia. So what are Dads eligible for and what rights do they have? There are some government initiatives as well as workplace policies you may want to look into.
Nov 5, 2016
There will be a range of benefits you may be eligible for. As government initiatives change over time, the best place to get advice on your eligibility for different benefits – including paid maternity leave, is to seek out your nearest Centrelink office or go online to the Centrelink website to see what you are eligible for.
Current government initiatives you may want to ask them about include:
The Fair Work Act
Paid Parental Leave scheme
Partner Leave entitlements
In addition to what the government provides, you may also be eligible for paid and/or unpaid leave through your employer. You should touch base with your human resources department to see what the parental leave policy is and benefits that apply to your workplace.
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During pregnancy and after delivery, a mother’s diet should contain sufficient key nutrients. Professional guidance can be sought on diet and the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. A decision not to breastfeed, or to introduce partial bottle feeding, could reduce the supply of breast milk. Once reduced, it is difficult to re-establish. Infant formula should be prepared and used as directed. Unnecessary or improper use may present a health hazard. Social and financial implications, including the cost of providing formula until 12 months of age, should be considered when choosing how to feed infants.
We recognise that breastfeeding is not always an option for some parents. No matter your feeding choice, Nestlé Baby & me is here to share the latest information to help you feel supported and confident on your parenthood journey.
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