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:
AROMABABY Natural Skincare was created by Catherine Cervasio for her own child in 1994. With a background in natural skincare spanning over two decades, Catherine also has a Diploma in Aromatherapy and is a trained Infant Massage Instructor. AROMABABY was the first brand of its kind to combine the use of natural and organic ingredients with neonatal research. A long time supporter of ABA and passionate about the benefits of breastfeeding, Catherine is living proof that it is possible to work and breastfeed with the right support. She exclusively breastfed both her babies, her second son for two years - whilst continuing to work full time - even expressing during overseas travel, to keep her supply up.
Visit us here www.aromababy.com/shopping.
We are proud to announce Bambooty as the Australian breastfeeding Associations newest Warmth Network partner. The founder, designer and family juggler Amelia, breastfed her three babies for over seven years altogether. She couldn't have done it without the support of the ABA and is thrilled to be able to support the ABA so it can keep supporting new and old mums in their breastfeeding journey.
Here at Bambooty we love helping new families as best we can. We love the work the ABA tirelessly does to help with the challenges of breastfeeding and are only too happy to align our values in helping each other feed babies as best we all can. Amelia is a firm believer of support and knowledge sharing and more support, being the keys to learning new skills which lead to growing happy, healthy little and big people.
Booby Days and Booby Nights available here:
To all the parents out there reading this, we wish you all the best on your feeding journey and parenthood!
Love from the extended Bambooty Family
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.
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
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.