Baby friendly hospital

If you plan to birth your baby in a hospital, then choosing a Baby Friendly accredited hospital means that you have a better chance of establishing breastfeeding successfully and going on to exclusively breastfeed your baby for a longer period of time.

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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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Essence is ABA's regular 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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Learn what to do

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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Critical appraisal of human lactation research - Half Day Workshop 

Have you got any plans for the 24th of October?

Join our half day workshop and learn all about critical appraisal of human lactation research. The workshop will take place from 9.00am to 12.00midday and will be held at the Australian Breastfeeding Association Head Office in East Malvern. 

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Breastfeeding information

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

Sore breasts and nipples

Concerns with low milk supply

Baby refusing the breast

Expressing and storing breastmilk

Positioning and attachment


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Become a member of the Australian Breastfeeding Association and receive your free copy of our book Breastfeeding … naturally valued at $34.95, plus other great benefits! Find out more
Renew your ABA membership and you will have access to ABA's new savings program: My Savings. This offer starts on 1 January 2012. Renew your membership here
Gift membership
Do you know someone who is pregnant or a new parent? Give them a unique and practical present – ABA membership! Giving the gift of membership will connect your friend or loved one to all of the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)’s support services and networks. Buy a gift membership here
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Expecting a baby? Have you got questions about breastfeeding? Come to a relaxed, information-packed Breastfeeding Education Class for expectant mothers and their partners! Find out more about classes here