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Breastfeeding preparation for your specific situation

ABA's online breastfeeding education for specific situations is an important part of your family’s pre-birth plan. There are specific Breastfeeding Preparation Sessions and 24/7 education modules available to suit your needs.

Breastfeeding is a learned skill, for mums and babies alike. Get the practical skills to help you and your baby in establishing breastfeeding, as well as solutions for common challenges.

Our Breastfeeding Preparation Sessions and 24/7 modules for specific situations include

Multiples Breastfeeding Preparation Session

This workshop includes all the wonderful content contained in the general Breastfeeding Preparation Session as well as extra information specific for mums expecting multiples, including expressing and suitable breastfeeding positions.

You will also hear from a breastfeeding mum of multiples and have the opportunity to ask anything you want to know in the Q&A segment.

Diabetes Breastfeeding Preparation Session

Diabetes in pregnancies is common and affects around 1 in 10 expectant mums.

This workshop will provide you with all the amazing information covered in the general Breastfeeding Preparation Session as well information specific to managing diabetes while pregnant and breastfeeding. 

You will also have the opportunity to ask a breastfeeding mum who has been impacted by diabetes anything you want to know in the Q&A segment. 


24/7 LGBT+ Breastfeeding Module ONLY

This 24/7 online module will provide you with information and resources to help prepare you for breastfeeding and the early days with your newborn.


It also includes information on how your network can support you, options for co-feeding and where to go for extra help and support.


This module is free for members and is recommended to be combined with a Breastfeeding Preparation Session.

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Breastfeeding Preparation Session Key Topics

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Positioning and attachment for a comfortable feed

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Reading your baby's feeding cues

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How to tell if your baby is getting enough milk

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Breastfeeding first aid

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Accessing quality help and support

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Quick resource guides for you and your family

Commonly asked questions

The next available workshop for my specific situation isn't until after my due date, what should I do?

To get the most out of the workshop, it is recommended that you attend an online session prior to giving birth. If there are no upcoming sessions for your specific situation available, you may like to attend one of our general Breastfeeding Preparation Sessions as an alternative. These sessions cover most of the same essential breastfeeding and parenting topics as the specific situation workshops and will leave you feeling confident and prepared for when your baby arrives.

What’s the difference between a Breastfeeding Preparation Session and a Breastfeeding Education Class?

Breastfeeding Preparation Sessions are delivered online – running for 1.5 hours. Breastfeeding Education Classes are run in-person at a local venue, lasting for about 3 hours.  

Both sessions are interactive, light-hearted, and welcoming. While the topics covered are similar, the delivery styles and feel are different. The biggest difference is that Breastfeeding Education Classes provide for in-person visual learning from a breastfeeding mum (and baby) in addition to a breastfeeding educator. Many participants really value being able to watch and ask questions to a mum as she feeds her baby, in a relaxed and judgement-free space. 

Within the shorter Breastfeeding Preparation Sessions, a Q&A session is also provided with a breastfeeding mum, but the limits of webcams (and wriggly babies) mean that capturing a live breastfeed isn’t practical.  

We suggest that following your workshop or class, you drop into a local support group activity before your baby arrives. This is a priceless step in creating your own parenting village, and will provide you access to qualified breastfeeding educators who can answer any additional questions you may have.       

Can my partner attend?

Of course!  There is no charge for partners (or support people) to attend, and its highly recommended. Research shows that a partner who understands and supports breastfeeding is a mum’s biggest asset. Bringing partners up to speed with how breastfeeding works, things to look out for, and for them to understand what practical support entails, is priceless.  

When should I do a workshop/class?

Breastfeeding Preparation Sessions for specific situations don't run as frequent as our general online workshops.

Check out ABA's online calendar to see when the next available workshop to suit your situation is.

To get the most out of the workshop, it is recommended that you attend an online session prior to giving birth. If there are no upcoming sessions for your specific situation available, you may like to attend one of our general Breastfeeding Preparation Sessions as an alternative. 

Past participants regularly comment that our classes were THE most important bit of pre-birth preparation they did - so schedule an ABA workshop or class now. 

Families with newborns are welcome, although do contact us – as we have other support options available which may be more helpful.  

I have particular questions about breastfeeding. Can you answer them?

Absolutely!  Our workshops are designed to pre-emptively answer many of your questions – we speak with 60,000+ new parents every year – so we know what you’re searching for answers on. We allow for lots of questions so ask them to the breastfeeding educator OR breastfeeding mum within the workshop.

If individual support is more your style, attend a Breastfeeding Preparation Session for general breastfeeding information and tips, and then talk over any further concerns with a breastfeeding counsellor on the National Breastfeeding Helpline – available 24/7 and free of charge. Many of our breastfeeding counsellors (who answer your call) also lead our workshops and classes, and all are informed by the same evidence-led and practical information, free from any commercial bias.   

I'm expecting twins. Which class will be best for me?

We do offer some face-to-face breastfeeding education classes for mothers expecting multiples, however, these may be limited depending on your location. 

Alternatively, our online Multiples Breastfeeding Preparation Sessions run more frequently and can be completed from the comfort of your own home.

If you are unable to attend either of these options, our general live sessions or in-person Breastfeeding Education Classes will also provide you with information and support to help you prepare for your new arrivals. 

Is there an LGBT+ specific Breastfeeding Preparation Session included with the module?

No there isn't a LGBT+ specific Breastfeeding Preparation Session. As an alternative, there is an online module which is available 24/7.

The module is free for ABA members and is recommended to be combined with a general Breastfeeding Preparation Session.

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To access the module, click here.


“We learnt SO much! We left with a great toolkit and the confidence to spot and solve our minor breastfeeding issues!   

Knowing that high-quality 24/7 support was waiting for us was so reassuring – we didn’t need it, but I loved knowing it was there!"

Alice, Blue Mountains 

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