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Tarragindi Group, QLD

    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. 

    What we offer

    We meet fortnightly on Wednesdays for social and discussion activities. Check the Calendar tab for more details about times and venues.

    We also run Breastfeeding Education Classes. Our next class is in the evening on 28 November at Holland Park Library. Members of the Australian Breastfeeding Association can book here.  

    Email abatarragindi (at) gmail.com or text/phone 0401 319 422 for more information about any of our get-togethers. There is no need to RSVP.

    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!

    Mums, dads, grandparents and friends are all welcome along with babies and children of all ages. So if you’ve never been to our group before (or it’s been a while since your last visit), why not come along and say hello? We’d love to see you!

    Our local group volunteers

    • Breastfeeding Educators: Alice, Jules, Sarah
    • Breastfeeding Counsellors: Ann, Belinda, Emily, Irene, Janelle, Jules, Julie, Kaitlyn, Kath, Melanie, Rachel, Simone, Tash, Tricia
    • Trainees: Kate, Marissa, Vesna
    • Breast pump hire: Simone and Rachel - learn more
    • Treasurer:
    • Librarian: Emily
    • Group project coordinator: Julie

    For more info on our group and services, email abatarragindi@gmail.com

    Where we are

    Tarragindi Group has members in the Brisbane suburbs of Acacia Ridge, Annerley, Archerfield, Balmoral, Berrinba, Bulimba, Buranda, Burbank, Calamvale, Camp Hill, Carina, Carina Heights, Carindale, Coopers Plains, Coorparoo, Drewvale, Dutton Park, East Brisbane, Eight Mile Plains, Fairfield, Greenslopes, Hawthorne, Heathwood, Highgate Hill, Holland Park, Kangaroo Point, Karawatha, Larapinta, MacGregor, Mackenzie, Mansfield, Moorooka, Morningside, Mt Gravatt, Nathan, Norman Park, Pallara, Robertson, Rochedale, Rocklea, Runcorn, Salisbury, South Brisbane, Stones Corner, Stretton, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tarragindi, Tennyson, West End, Willawong, Wishart, Woolloongabba, Yeerongpilly and Yeronga

    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 Tricia 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. 

    What happens when I hire a pump from ABA?

    Call to check pump availability and arrange to collect the pump from your local breast pump hiring officer’s house. Hire will include a bit of paperwork, a chat to make sure the pump is right for you/your partner, and a demonstration of assembly and operation. We are volunteers with our own families, paid roles and other commitments, so hope you will understand that we may not be able to return your contact immediately. We will get back to you as soon as we can (usually same day). As volunteers working from our own homes, we can often assist with hire outside of usual 'business' hours.

    Purchase of the personal use expressing kit to use with the pump, as well as hire fees can either be paid with cash, cheque or via bank deposit. We are not able to take credit card payments.

    For how long can I hire a pump?

    For as long as you need it. You can extend your period of hire and make additional payments as necessary.

    How do I know the pumps are safe?

    All our pumps for hire are regularly tested and tagged, and serviced according to State and Territory regulations.

    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
    Tarragindi

    Simone: 0419667217

    Email

    Salisbury

    Rachel: 0411616009

    Email

      Weekly hire rates

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

      Rachel: 0411 616 009

      Email

      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: