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Welcome to our group

For the remainder of 2021 all face to face events have been suspended for our group. There are opportunities to connect online via the Zoom platform. Join us to meet new friends, chat with mothers who have 'been there', be the mother who has 'been there' for someone else and connect with trained breastfeeding volunteers. Please check our calendar for details. 

Restrictions and venue availability mean we cannot offer local Breastfeeding Education ClassesOur popular Breastfeeding Education Live sessions continue to run each week. We encourage you to book in if you are pregnant and wanting to learn more about breastfeeding before your baby arrives.

Breast pump hire continues to be available.

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 Parkes/Forbes group covers a large area, from Parkes and Forbes up to Peak Hill and Trundle, out to Tottenham, Euabalong, Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo, West Wyalong and everywhere in between.

Nearby groups

Breast pump hire

We hire the following breast pumps:

Medela Symphony

Group contact details

For more information contact: Melissa

Join this group

Membership of this online group is limited to ABA members. If you are a member, please login to join the group. If you are not already a member, you can join here.

More about our group

Our group offers a range of events and support for local parents and parents-to-be. You don't have to do it alone! Perhaps you are new to town, or are the first out of your group of friends to have a baby, or maybe you have moved on from the mother's group of your first child. Parkes/Forbes ABA is a wonderful way to meet people and socialise in a safe and inclusive environment. All our events are advertised on our Facebook page, which can be found at http://bit.ly/PKSFBSABA


Come along to our ABA Baby Cafés. 

This is a relaxed way to meet other mums (or expecting mums) and their little ones while enjoying a coffee and morning tea.

 Feel free to bring a friend or two and as always, children of all ages and partners are all welcome.

Baby Café dates:

26/2/21 at 10am-12pm Forbes Youth and Community Centre

26/3/21 at 10am-12pm Parkes Services Club

23/4/21 at 10am-12pm Forbes Youth and Community Centre 

14/5/21 at 10am-12pm Parkes Services Club

25/6/21 at 10am-12pm Forbes Youth and Community Centre 

 

We hold face-to-face Breastfeeding Education Classes four times each year. These relaxed and information-packed classes are run by a trained counsellor and are designed to complement the knowledge gained at antenatal classes to give expectant parents realistic ideas on the first days and weeks with a newborn. More information and registration can be found at Breastfeeding Education Classes. ABA is also offering an online alternative to the face-to-face classes presently, called Breastfeeding Education Live.

Breastfeeding Education Class dates:

21/3/21, 23/5/21, 29/8/21, 28/11/21

1pm-4pm at Forbes Youth and Community Centre


Parkes/Forbes ABA also has an electric breast pump for hire, contact us for more information and hire rates.

You don't have to do it alone! Perhaps you are new to town, or are the first out of your group of friends to have a baby, or maybe you have moved on from the mother's group of your first child. Parkes/Forbes ABA is a wonderful way to meet people and socialise in a safe and inclusive environment.

Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PKSFBSABA/), or email abaparkesforbes@gmail.com for more information