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South Western Sydney Group, NSW

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

    We support all families. Mums who are mixed-feeding, bottle feeding, exclusively expressing or not breastfeeding are always welcome. We chat in a relaxed setting and there is often access to a breastfeeding counsellor or educator who can assist you with any breastfeeding questions, worries or issues you may be having. 

    If you are pregnant, we encourage you to come and meet the group before your baby arrives. This is so much easier to do before the birth, rather than afterwards when you are trying to find your feet as a mum and everything is new!

    What we offer

    Regular activities are held at venues in Liverpool, Fairfield and Ingleburn. Please refer to the calendar tab above for more details on the meetings.

    The group leader is Talleigh. The group’s breastfeeding counsellors are Talleigh, Lauren, Liana, Linda, Rebecca and Sophie.

    Where we are

    The South Western Sydney Group covers a large geographical area in South Western Sydney from Fairfield, Liverpool, Ingleburn to Campbelltown and all suburbs in between.

    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.

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    Breast pump hire

    The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) hires electric breast pumps for mothers to express milk for their baby. ABA members receive a 50% discount on pump hire. Not a member yet? No problem, you can up join now, its easy.

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    Hiring pumps through ABA

    All breast pumps for hire are hospital-grade. They are available for short 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, information on how to maximise your expressed milk & how to store it safely, and you can contact your breastpump hire officer (a trained breastfeeding counsellor) for more help along the way if you need it. All funds raised through breastpump hire go towards supporting your local group.

    Breast pump hire is run by dedicated volunteer breastfeeding counsellors and educators who provide the service from our homes. As busy mums with work and family commitments, we ask for your understanding and empathy 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

    We also have the Ardo Calypso Single Electric breast pumps available to purchase for $239.95. They can be converted to a double pump with the purchase of a pump set.

    Location Contact
    Hammondville

    Sophie: 0402 990 293

    Hammondville

    Rebecca: 0425 350 372

    Weekly hire rates

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

    Sophie: 0402 990 293 

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

    Rebecca: 0425 350 372

    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.

    COVID-19 health measures for pump hiring

    Our guidelines for interactions with families and the cleaning of our pumps 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
      • accessing information on expressing from our website.

      Read more about expressing

      Browse the information booklets in our Marketplace, including:

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