Breastfeeding in public - your legal rights

Breastfeeding your baby is a normal and natural thing to do. In our society however, although breastfeeding is acknowledged as important for mothers and babies, some people make critical remarks or confront mothers with unnecessary and illegal 'rules'. Read more 

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Essence is ABA's regular member magazine. In the Essence issues you can read about informed birth planning, wonder weeks and medication safety when breastfeeding, 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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2018 Health Professional Online Webinar Breastfeeding: Science to Practice with Australian Information and Research Showcase 

Online webinars are now available for purchase - Viewing closes 7 June 2018

ABA Member: $255 Non-ABA Member: $285

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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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Breastfeeding Helpline caller survey

Have you called the Breastfeeding Helpline in the last 12 months?

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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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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