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Albany Creek-Caboolture and Surrounds Group, QLD

    Our local group offers a non-judgmental, supportive atmosphere to all mums and their families to share the joys and the frustrations of parenting, and access accurate information about babies and breastfeeding.

    We support all families and everyone is welcome. We chat in a relaxed setting and there is often access to a breastfeeding counsellor who can assist you with any breastfeeding questions, worries or issues you may be having. We encourage sharing of experiences and provide up to date information in a friendly group.

    What we offer

    Our group has a welcome event at the end of January for all parents and parents-to-be. We then meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, February to early December and finish the year with a Christmas party. Our events are held at North Lakes Community Centre and Club Pine Rivers, Bray Park. We have a mix of social gatherings and information topics followed by morning tea. A great way to meet other mums and build your support network. See the calendar tab above for details.

    Our region also hires hospital grade breast pumps. See the breast pump hire tab above for details.

    Breastfeeding Education Classes are also held regularly in the North Brisbane area so book in early for one of these.

    Where we are

    We cover the North Moreton Bay area from Albany Creek to Caboolture.

    We also include the Brisbane City Council areas of Bracken Ridge, Sandgate/Brighton and Redcliffe.

    Our suburbs include Albany Creek, Bald Hills, Bracken Ridge, Bray Park, Brendale, Bridgeman Downs, Brighton, Cashmere, Cedar Creek, Closeburn, Deagon, Draper, Eatons Hill, Joyner, Kobble Creek, Lawnton, Mount Glorious, Mount Samson, Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Strathpine, Warner, Yugar. Also from Kilcoy and Woodford to Kippa ring and Redcliffe through to Petrie. We have members in Bellmere, Burpengary, Caboolture, D'aguilar, Deception Bay, Griffin, Kallangur, Kilcoy, Kurwongbah, Mango Hill, Morayfield, Murrumba Downs, Narangba, North Lakes, Petrie, Rothwell, Scarborough, Woodford and Woody Point.

    Can I still come to local group events if...

    ...I haven't had my baby yet?

    Yes!  Attending group activities while you're pregnant is a great way to see other women breastfeeding and learn more about it. Many of us nowadays don't have much experience with babies until we have our own, so we need all the help we can get!

    You might also like to check out our popular breastfeeding education classes.

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    ...everything is going fine?

    Yes! You don't need to be having problems with breastfeeding or anything else to come along and enjoy some interesting conversation and connect with local mums. It’s not just about getting information and support. Our regular attendees keep coming along because it’s fun to be part of our local group.

    ...I already go to a mothers' group or playgroup?

    Yes! ABA meet ups are more than a new parents' group. There are babies and children of different ages so there’s no competition over whose child reaches the next milestone first/sleeps longest/gains weight fastest.  Instead, you get to see children older than yours and find out what's ahead for you. You can also see how far your baby has come every time a newborn arrives. It really helps to get a broad perspective.

    Our local group activities are also more than just a playgroup or a coffee catch up. You get to have a conversation with another adult while your child plays. You also have access to information about raising children and can chat to a breastfeeding counsellor or educator.

    ...I don't breastfeed?

    Yes, as long as you don't mind seeing others breastfeed. We know that sometimes things don't work out as you’d planned. We have members who are exclusively breastfeeding, pumping and bottle feeding, mixed feeding, and exclusively formula feeding.

    Everyone is welcome: no judgement, no competitions, no 'alpha parents'. We're all in this together.
     

    ...my child is not a baby any more?

    Yes! Mums don't stop needing support once their child is mobile or starts walking!

    ...I'm not an ABA member?

    Yes! Our social activities and meet ups are open to all.

    You’re also welcome to check out our 'Info and Chat' sessions once or twice as a non-member. On-going participation is a benefit of becoming an ABA member.

    Not a member yet? No problem, you can join us today. Signing up is easy.

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    Who we are
    Get in touch with Justine, Lynn or Bronwyn your friendly local group contact at:
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    Breast pump hire

    Our group hires electric breast pumps for you to express milk for your baby. ABA members receive a 50% discount on pump hire. Not a member yet? No problem, it's easy to join and access your discount. 

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    Hiring pumps through ABA

    All breast pumps for hire are hospital-grade. They are available for short-term or long-term hire.

    Both the Ardo Carum and Ardo Calypso breast pumps are endorsed by the Australian Breastfeeding Association. Ardo is in full compliance with the International Code of Marketing Breastmilk Substitutes (WHO Code). 

    When hiring through your local ABA group you get an initial consultation to work out the best options for you and information on how to maximise your expressed milk and how to store it safely. You can contact your breast pump hire officer for more help along the way if you need it. All funds raised through breast pump hire go towards supporting your local group.

    Breast pump hire is run by dedicated volunteer breastfeeding counsellors and educators who provide the service from their homes. As busy mums with work and family commitments, we ask for your understanding if we are unable to respond as promptly as you desire. There are many families wanting to hire pumps so there are often times when all local pumps are already hired out. 

    Breast pump hire contacts

    To check breast pump availability, check the table below or call our breast pump hire officer. If no pumps are available locally check the map for pumps available in nearby groups

    Location Contact
    Bray Park

    Bronwyn: 0403 882 332 

    Bray Park

    Donna: 0425 232 330

      Weekly hire rates

      Member
      $25.00
      Non-member
      $50.00
      Deposit
      $100.00
      Available
      Yes
      Description

      Bronwyn 0403 882 332

      Member
      $25.00
      Non-member
      $50.00
      Deposit
      $100.00
      Available
      Yes
      Description

      Bronwyn: 0403 882 332

      Member
      $25.00
      Non-member
      $50.00
      Deposit
      $100.00
      Available
      Yes
      Description

      Donna: 0425 232 330

      Both the Ardo Carum and Ardo Calypso breast pumps are endorsed by the Australian Breastfeeding Association. Ardo is in full compliance with the International Code of Marketing Breastmilk Substitutes (WHO Code). 

      You will also need a milk collection kit to connect to the pump you hire. If you do not already have one, you can buy the kit when you hire a pump. Costs vary from time to time – ask your ABA breast pump hire officer for current prices.

      The North Moreton Region has 5 Hospital Grade Symphony pumps and 4 Ardo Carum pumps for hire . Each mother needs to purchase her own Milk Collection Kit to use & keep (if you don't already have one)-double collection kits $70 for the Symphony and $63 for the Ardo. You can also purchase the ABA Breastfeeding: Expressing & Storing Breastmilk Booklet for $7.

      COVID-19 health measures for pump hiring

      During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware of the need for additional health measures when hiring breast pumps. We are also aware that mothers will still need to use pumps to express milk for their babies.

      We now have updated guidelines for interactions with families and the cleaning of our pumps. These include:

        • the ABA Breast Pump Hiring Officer being well and not having been in contact with anyone who is sick
        • options for completing paperwork and payment online
        • collecting/returning the breast pump from/to the ABA Breast Pump Hiring Officer’s doorstep
        • stringent cleaning of returned pumps (Please note that it is standard practice that all mothers hiring our pumps are required to purchase their own milk collection kit which is available to buy at the time of hiring.)
        • getting breastfeeding and pumping support via telephone on the Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 686 268
        • getting pumping and expressing information from our website (see below).

        Read more about expressing

        Browse the information booklets in our Marketplace, including:

        No classes are available currently. Please check nearby local group events and classes. Nearby calendar