Breastfeeding and food sensitivity

It has been known for a long time that the food a mother eats can affect her breastmilk. We know that flavours from your diet can go through breastmilk, but did you know that food proteins and other food chemicals do as well?

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Essence is ABA's bi-monthly member magazine. In our September issue you can read about informed birth planning, wonder weeks, medication safety when breastfeeding and a mother's experience breastfeeding in Japan, plus more.

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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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2015 Seminars for Health Professionals

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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Expecting a baby? Most babies breastfeed within an hour of being born, so its important to learn what to do well before your baby is due. Come to a relaxed, information-packed Breastfeeding Education Class for expectant mothers and their partners!
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