Welcome to our group
Our group offers information and support in our roles as parents. Come along and meet new friends, chat with mothers who have 'been there' and connect with trained breastfeeding volunteers.The Parkes/Forbes group covers a large area, form Parkes up to Peak Hill and Trundle, out to Tottenham, Euabalong, Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo, West Wyalong, Forbes and everywhere in between.
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.
More about our group
Our group offers a relaxed and inviting environment to meet and chat with other mums. We hold morning tea twice a month during school term, known as 'Baby Cafe'. These morning teas may be just a coffee and chat, a good chance to unwind and catch up, or we may have a topic up for discussion. Our counsellors welcome our members input, and are more than happy to take suggestions for topics, guest speakers, venues, or anything else anyone would like to put forward. We like to keep our meetings casual and everyone's experiences and opinions are encouraged and valued. We plan to always have at least one counsellor at every Baby Cafe, to ensure local mums can be assured of support when they need it.
We hold 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. Breastfeeding Education Classes are currently suspended and Online Breastfeeding Education Live sessions are available. Please see website.
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. Children of all ages are welcome to attend our meetings, and a plate of morning tea to share is appreciated but certainly not expected (no nuts). Feel free to bring a friend or family members, and membership is not necessary for the first couple of visits.
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