Lower Limestone Coast, SA
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.
More about our group
Welcome to the Australian Breastfeeding Association, Lower Limestone Coast. Our Group covers Millicent, Penola, Mount Gambier and everywhere in between. We welcome everyone to our local group, especially your children. We also have the mothers support person with them and even grandparents. We love to see new faces as well.
Here is an overview of what our local ABA group does!
What does the local group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association do/offer?
One or two meetings a month and social get togethers (coffee mornings, lunches, group discussion, guest speakers, Mum's night out etc)
Breast Pump Hire
Annual Shopping Spree (held in November & our main fundrasier for the year)
Group Library (Children's books, reference books, Parenting books, educational DVD's)
Breastfeeding Educational Classes (run as a as need basis)
Three Breastfeeding Counsellors who are fully trained and attend regular ABA SA/NT Conferences, National Conferences, Regional Training Days to keep their breastfeeding knowledge/skills up to date (who attend most of our meetings and other ABA functions and also are an active part of the Australian Breastfeeding Association Breastfeeding Helpline or e-counselling services, you are very welcome to ring them at their home for breastfeeding support and suggestions).
One trainee that is undertaking the National Accredited course in 10280NAT Certificate IV in Breasteeding Education (Community). This means that they will become a Community Educator.
Regular visits to the local hospitals Maternity Wards to visit new Mum's and introduce them to the ABA and our local group.
Provide a ABA Facebook Group for all members on the public to participate in
Produce and Publish a group bulletin three times a year (available through e-mail, doctors clinics, sent to our local ABA Members etc)
And everything else that we need to do to keep our local ABA Group prospering and growing throughout the years and beyond.