Exclusive expressing.

Sometimes a mother finds that it is very difficult or impossible to be able to breastfeed her baby. 

She may choose instead to exclusively express and provide her milk to her baby in a bottle

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Lactation consultant, breastfeeding counsellor, journalist and mum-of-3 Simone Casey blogs regularly for us on all things breastfeeding and parenting.

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ABA is excited to present its 2015 Seminar Series ‘Breastfeeding: Life and Science’. Registration for these seminars are now open. Earlybird closes 10 January 2015.

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Counselling Skills -  Two Day Workshop - Coming soon!

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Join our two day workshop and learn all about counselling skills. The workshop will take place from 9:00am to 4:00pm both days and will be held at the Australian Breastfeeding Association Head Office in East Malvern. 

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Access the latest, research-backed information about our most commonly asked questions on the Breastfeeding Helpline.

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