The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) values our ongoing partnerships with a number of companies which greatly assist us to provide our services to the community. We acknowledge and thank the following companies for their support:
Ardo - proudly distributed by JB Medical Supplies
Bonding Partner - Endorsed by the Australian Breastfeeding Association
We are delighted to introduce our major bonding partner, Ardo, distributed by JB Medical Supplies. This partnership includes endorsement of the Ardo Carum hospital-grade pump and Calypso personal pump
Rigorously Tested by the Australian Breastfeeding Association
An expert working group, including Breast Pump Working Group members, ABA Director, the Manager Breastfeeding Information & Research, and the Senior Manager Income Development & Marketing was established and developed the evaluation process and survey. A group of breastfeeding women were asked to trial the Ardo personal (Calypso) and hospital-grade (Carum) breast pumps to express breastmilk either in hospital or at home. Their babies ranged in age from 1 day to 6 months. The women used the pumps for a variety of reasons: to stimulate a supply for a premature baby or a baby in NICU; to increase their supply; to allow others to care for baby; or to build stash for when they returned to work.
•100% of women considered the quality of the pump either good or excellent
•100% of women found the pump easy to use
•89% of women strongly agreed or agreed that they would you recommend this pump to other mothers
Ardo is in compliance with the WHO Code and strongly promotes breastfeeding.
The WHO Code on the marketing of mother's milk substitutes protects and supports breastfeeding. The Code determines how mother's milk substitutes may be marketed without endangering the practice of breastfeeding. The International Code makes reference to each product which is marketed as a partial or total replacement for mother’s milk, including feeding bottles and teats. Ardo is completely committed to observing absolutely each and every WHO Code.
Vacuum Seal Closed System
All Ardo breastpumps include pumpsets that have a Closed System (Vacuum Seal Technology). This technology ensures that there is a total barrier between the breastmilk and any pathogenic agents. “Vacuum Seal” guarantees protection of the breast, breast milk and the breastpump against contamination. There is no danger of cross contamination, even when Ardo breastpumps are being used by several mums, for example when being shared in a hospital environment.
Over the years, we've collected a number of awards for our breast pumps, including Mumii, Gentle Parenting and Made for Mums. We are particularly proud of our Mumsnet awards, the Calypso has been a ‘Mumsnet Best’ for five years and is currently breastpump of the year, all voted for by parents.
Recommended by Midwives
As part of a large-scale Ardo midwife test we asked 1,000 midwives to put our Calypso Double Plus to the test. We then asked the experts for their opinion by means of a comprehensive questionnaire. After 8 weeks, we had received detailed feedback from 815 testers. The result confirms the quality of the double breast pump: 97% of midwives recommend the Calypso Double Plus.
To view the Ardo pumps and accessories and learn more about the company, please visit www.ardo.com.au.
Thank you Lotterywest for your generous grant to support the work we do providing information and support to breastfeeding mums in Western Australia! Lotterywest is unique. It is the only lottery in Australia where money raised from the sale of Lotterywest games is distributed directly to the WA community through grants. Nearly 1000 different community organisations benefit every year as well as the arts, sports and health sectors and in the past financial year, Lotterywest provided $281 million to support the WA community and $541 million went back to WA winners.
The ABA would like to thank Lotterywest and everyone who has played a part in making this grant possible! Your support is greatly appreciated.
To learn more about Lotterywest, please visit http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/
We are thrilled to announce that our new Warmth Network partner is Queen Bee and we welcome them to the ABA community.
From that moment of anticipation waiting for the blue line to appear, to the time you are cradling your baby in your arms, Queen Bee is the name friends recommend for pregnancy, right through to motherhood.
This family owned business started from one mum's passion for breastfeeding (and the inability to leave her baby and return to accounting) and grew into Australia's most stylish source of pregnancy and breastfeeding wear.
Now, with over 60 international and Australian brands, Queen Bee has a curated collection of colours and styles for everyday wear and those special occasion outings. Our original shoulder snap button design is an award winner with a large range of postpartum nursing fashion.
To celebrate their honour of being a Warmth Network partner, please use the code ABA10 for a 10% discount on your first order at www.QueenBee.com.au
Peachymama Breastfeeding Clothes
Peachymama is Australia’s fastest growing breastfeeding clothing brand and we’re so proud to be a Warmth Network partner of the Breastfeeding Association.
Peachymama was founded by Merril Bainbridge, the US Hit Singer Songwriter who left at the height of a successful music career to start her family. While breastfeeding her baby, she wanted a better choice of clothing, something a little less ‘maternity’ for her new post-pregnant body and so she set about designing her own. Merril’s love of fashion, colourful prints and fabrics came from working in Australia’s fashion design industry in the years before her musical success.
Today, Peachymama offers new exciting designs to breastfeeding women at a time when they most need it. Peachymama is your opportunity to find the kind of breastfeeding tops and dresses in the style, fit, prints and fabrics you’ll really love to wear everyday.
So, visit peachymama.com.au now and get $10 off your first order with the discount code ‘LOVEABA10’.
ABA is proud to welcome Rite Aid as a Warmth Network sponsor. Rite Aid is a leading provider of breastfeeding essentials, offering premium quality and affordability to Aussie mums. Our Hydrogel Breast Discs offer soothing and cooling relief for sore cracked nipples and out NEW Hydrogel Nipple Serum is a water-based alternative to lanolin that is absorbed into the skin and helps to provide a healing environment for severely cracked nipples that is safe to use while breastfeeding.
To learn more about Rite Aid and their products, please visit www.riteaid.com.au.
Milk and Love
Welcome to our new ABA Warmth Network partner, Milk and Love. A small family business owned by mum of 2, Corryn, Milk and Love is specialty breastfeeding boutique. Milk and Love is proud to source beautiful nursing tops, dresses, as well as some maternity wear, for their community of breastfeeding mums, all made with natural fabrics like bamboo, organic cotton, modal and tencel.
The clothes you’ll find at Milk and Love are all gorgeously soft and comfortable to wear as well as being flattering and well designed. Corryn personally handpicks every style from specialty international and local designers to make sure they are easy to nurse in and flattering for post-partum figures.
The ABA is delighted to welcome Ubere as a Warmth Network partner! Ubere supports mothers in their breastfeeding journey by providing high quality breast pumps and related products at accessible and competitive prices. Ubere envisions that their products will be used by many mothers to provide nutritious breastmilk for their babies and toddlers for years to come.