Welcome to our group
With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions our local group can again offer information and support at mum2mum gatherings where mothers can connect with other mothers, make new friends and speak with trained volunteer breastfeeding counsellors.
The Australian Breastfeeding Association has developed COVID-safe meeting guidelines regarding group sizes and recording attendance in addition to general health measures. We will be following these national guidelines and will continue to monitor current NSW Public Health advice and follow physical distancing guidelines, use hand and respiratory hygiene and stay home if unwell.
Keeping safe at ABA events during COVID-19 Pandemic
- Answer COVID questionnaire and provide contact details
- Follow hygiene and physical distancing guidelines
- Accept attendance limits at events
- Accept safety decisions made by ABA event facilitators
- Stay away from an ABA event if you or your child are sick
If you are unable to attend our gatherings there are many other ways to get breastfeeding support. You can stay in touch by checking this website or join our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/ABAlismore/ for regular updates.
One-stop link to all ABA services and resources Visit https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bf-info/aba-services-downloadable-flyer to view our interactive flyer with direct links to videos and other services.
Call the 24/7 Breastfeeding Helpline on 1800 686 268 for breastfeeding counselling. Use LiveChat Monday to Friday between 8-10pm (AEDT & AEST) on our website www.breastfeeding.asn.au for answers to breastfeeding queries.
Read general information about breastfeeding and COVID-19 on our website at https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/covid-19 with links to WHO and UNICEF websites.
Participate in online Breastfeeding Education Webinars which are available every weekend. See https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/classes
Shop online at https://shop.breastfeeding.asn.au/shop/ and download ABA booklets on a range of breastfeeding and early parenting topics.
Download the mum2mum app to your phone from https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/mum2mum for breastfeeding information at your fingertips,
Listen to the Breastfeeding with ABA podcast or read the blog https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/breastfeedingwithABA
Join our national facebook page - Breastfeeding with ABA at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BreastfeedingwithABA/ and become part of the breastfeeding conversation.
Become a member today and help ABA continue to provide breastfeeding support to everyone in our community. Join at https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/membership/individual
Health Professionals can access information, resources and membership designed specifically for health professionals on our new website https://abaprofessional.asn.au/
With the current restrictions on in-person gatherings, many local groups across Australia are running virtual and online get-togethers. You can view our national calendar of events to find a full listing, and attend a group anywhere in Australia.
Where we are
The Lismore Group of the Australian Breastfeeding Assocation is a rural group centred in Lismore NSW. We support families in the surrounding hills and valleys leading to Kyogle, Casino, Evans Head, Ballina, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and Nimbin.
More about our group
Lismore Group Activities
Lismore ABA Group welcomes all pregnant mums, new mums, 2nd or 3rd or more time mums, their children and their support people to join us in sharing breastfeeding and parenting experiences and learning from each other.
Mums are invited to meet with us at a couple of gatherings before deciding to join ABA.
Our mum2mum gatherings are held on the second Friday of every month from 10am-12noon. Normally these are held in the downstairs meeting room of the Lismore Library at 110 Magellan St. Depending on COVID-19 and library operating restrictions we may need to meet on the Quadrangle lawn outside the library, beside the Lismore Art Gallery. Check our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/ABAlismore/ or contact email@example.com for updates on the venue.
ABA Lismore Group activities can be found on our calendar at https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/node/24866/events
For regular group activity updates join our Lismore Group Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ABAlismore/
Breast pump hire
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 have updated guidelines for interactions with families and the cleaning of our pumps. Please see the pump hire webpage - https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/node/24866/bph
Breastfeeding Education – face-to-face classes and online live webinars
Registrations are open for our face-to-face Breastfeeding Education Class in Lismore on Saturday 27th February and Saturday 26th June. Check https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/node/24866/bec for details
Breastfeeding Education is now available as live online webinars every weekend.
For information and to register see https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/classes