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Breastfeeding ... with ABA

breastfeeding ... with ABA

Introducing Breastfeeding … with ABA, a podcast and blog brought to you by volunteers from the Australian Breastfeeding Association. 

When you’re a mum or dad, you need information that’s easy to access and easy to understand. You need to know it’s from a source you can trust. Most of all you need support and understanding from people who know what you’re going through the changes a new baby brings. ABA was started in 1964 by a group of mums in a suburban loungeroom who wanted to breastfeed their babies and support each other. Fast forward to today and ABA is still supporting families to breastfeed their babies. The beauty of Breastfeeding … with ABA is that it is by parents and for parents, but has the added benefit of being backed by 56 years of wisdom and, thanks to ABA’s Breastfeeding Information and Research team, is supported with up-to-date information that you can trust.

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Teaser Episode

Introducing Breastfeeding with ABA, a new podcast brought to you by volunteers from the Australian Breastfeeding Association. 

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03/07/2020Podcast presented by: Jessica Leonard

Season 1: Breastfeeding new babies and the early days of being a parent

2S1 EP 1Introducing Breastfeeding … with ABA

Why is breastmilk and breastfeeding important? And what is the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)?

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Podcast presented by: Kathleen Mather, Kate Booth, Sky Mykyta

Special thanks to: Margaret Grove

Blog by: Sky Mykyta

3S1 EP 2Early days: what do you need to know?

Talking about preparing for breastfeeding.

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03/12/2020Podcast presented by: Jennifer Hurrell, Nina Chad

Special thanks to: Monica Spillman

Blog by: Jessica Leonard

4S1 EP 3The juice on when my milk comes in

Breastmilk and breastfeeding in the first days.

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Podcast presented by: Belinda Chambers, Naomi Hull

Special thanks to: Sophie Fernandes

Blog by: Simone Casey

5S1 EP 4 Ouch! What happens when nipples crack?

Talking about sore or damaged nipples.

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Podcast presented by: Nicole Bridges, Simone Casey

Special thanks to: Jamie Errico

Blog by: Simone Casey

6S1 EP 5Breastfed babies and poo 

No one talks about poo more than a new parent!

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Podcast presented by: Andrea Wild, Arianwen Harris, Inez Hanson

Featuring: Joy Anderson

Special thanks to: Sara Varatharajan

Blog by: Simone Casey

7S1 EP 6Why is my supply low? 

Talking about breastmilk supply.

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Podcast presented by: Belinda Chambers, Jennifer Hurrell

Special thanks to: Heather Miller

Blog by: Simone Casey

8S1 EP 7Breastfeeding … and sleep

Talking about the feed-play-sleep furphy and what is normal for night-time sleep.

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Podcast presented by: Naomi Hull, Simone Casey

Special thanks to: Natalie McGregor

Blog by: Simone Casey

9S1 EP 8Where is my village?

Talking about support for mothers.

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Podcast presented by: Emma Pennell, Inez Hanson, Jessica Leonard

Special thanks to: Nguyen Dao

Blog by: Emma Pennell

10S1 EP 9How to stop the top-ups

Information for mothers who want to exclusively breastfeed or reduce top-ups.

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Podcast presented by: Jessica Leonard, Simone Casey

Blog by: Simone Casey 

11-Breastfeeding stories ... relactation

Monica's story about relactation.

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Podcast presented by: Laura Wellard

Featuring: Monica Box, Dr Karleen Gribble

Special thanks to: Jacqui Cook

12-Supporting the new mother

How dads, partners, grandparents and loved ones can support new mums and babies.

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15/07/2021Podcast presented by: Janet Sullivan

Featuring: Daniel Spillman

Blog by: Jessica Edquist

13-Supporting the LGBTQIA+ community

How we're supporting LGBTQIA+ families to feed and nourish their children. 

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Podcast presented by: Nicole Bridges

Featuring: Bridget Muir, Elke, Andrea

Blog by: Jessica Leonard

14-World Breastfeeding Week - Protect breastfeeding, a shared responsibility

Breastfeeding isn’t just up to mums! Support from everyone is vital to success.

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Podcast presented by: Jennifer Hurrell, Jessica Leonard

15-The 4-month-old baby

Talking about the changes as newborn babies develop and grow. 

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Podcast presented by: Jacquie Ducat, Laura Wellard, Naomi Hull

Blog by: Belinda Chambers

16-Mastitis ... are we just like cows?

Talking breastfeeding with special guest Prof. Wendy Ingman. 

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26/08/2021Podcast presented by: Nicole Bridges

Featuring: Prof. Wendy Ingman

17-Breastfeeding stories ... super leftie

Adele's story of one sided breastfeeding.  

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21/04/2022Podcast presented by: Jessica Leonard

Featuring: Adele Calvert

Blog by: Jess

18-Breastfeeding stories ... first-time breastfeeder, third-time mum

Pam's story of breastfeeding her third child.

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05/05/2022Podcast presented by: Laura Wellard

Featuring: Pam Halnon

19-What is a breastfeeding counsellor? 

Find out more about what a breastfeeding counsellor does.

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Podcast presented by: Jessica Leonard

Featuring: Leila Forde

Special thanks to: Kristy

Blog by: Emma Pennell

Credits and thanks:
Produced by: Belinda Chambers, Eleanor Kippen, Jessica Leonard
With support from ABA National Support Office and supporting Volunteer Working Groups: Breastfeeding Information and Research (BIR) team, Marketing and Operations team, Helpline Services and Volunteer Support team, Proofreading and Approval Working Group (PRAWG), The ABA Meme Team working group and Breastfeeding ... with ABA Working Group.
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