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Latest media releases or statements

14 May 2015 – Australian Breastfeeding Association urges Government to reconsider changes to parental leave

4 May 2015 – National Mothering Week May 4–10

17 December 2014 – Australian Breastfeeding Association Welcomes Inaurgural Chief Executive Officer

17 November 2014 – National Breastfeeding Helpline Receives 500,000th Call

General media information

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) welcomes inquiries from the media on breastfeeding issues. This page contains information for the media, including links to policy statements that can be quoted directly and spokesperson contacts.

Useful information for the media

Position statements

These statements detail ABA's position on a number issues and may be quoted directly:

Media interviews

ABA spokespersons (public relations officers) are available in most states and are often available for interview. They can also provide background information. ABA spokespersons are volunteer breastfeeding counsellors or community educators. They may not be available immediately that you call or email, but they will respond as soon as they can.

For non-urgent media requests, please email the following information to our Head Office and we will have a public relations officer contact you:

  • Your name, contact email, mobile phone number
  • Media outlet you represent
  • Request
  • Deadline

For urgent media requests and interviews please contact:

National
Head Office 03 9885 0855 (9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday)

NSW/ACT
Nicole Bridges 0413 726 513

SA/NT
Erica Venning 0408 821 856
santpro@breastfeeding.asn.au

Victoria
Jessica Leonard 0437 070 205
vicpro@breastfeeding.asn.au

Queensland
Naomi Millgate 0409 062 087
qldpro@breastfeeding.asn.au

Western Australia
Kirsten Tannenbaum 0403 225 911
wapro@breastfeeding.asn.au

Tasmania
Marion Bowen 0409 899 136
taspro@breastfeeding.asn.au

Previous Media Releases and Statements

8 May 2014 – Thousands of mothers around Australia share #realmotherhood

13 April 2014 - Australian Breastfeeding Association completes trial of innovative new tool Google Glass

27 March 2014 - Tara Moss launches Little Ray of Sunshine rose to celebrate Australian Breastfeeding Association 50th birthday

13 February 2014 - Celebrating 50 years of supporting mothers and babies

13 February 2014 - Celebrating 50 years of supporting mothers and babies - launch event in Melbourne

13 February 2014 - New book tells story of breastfeeding in Australia

13 February 2014 - New book tells story of breastfeeding in Australia - launch event in Melbourne

28 December 2013 - Kathleen Heraghty

21 November 2013 - Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) becoming breastfeeding friendly

8 November 2013 - Government abandons the most vulnerable

21 October 2013 - Media statement on immunisation

1 August 2013 - All mothers need early breastfeeding support for long-term health gains

11 June 2013 - ABA counsellor receives Queen's Birthday Honour

3 May 2013 - National Mothering Week 2013 - Support for mothers in a digital age

18 February 2013 - Infant Feeding Guidelines recognise the need for support

29 January 2013 - Babies: Protecting the most vulnerable in a disaster

23 January 2013 - Breastfeed — Anytime, anywhere — It’s your right

5 November 2012 - Congratulations to Caltex on implementing family friendly practices

24 October 2012 - Report affirms supportive Breastfeeding Helpline

12 October 2012 - Funding cuts jeopardise support to new mothers

29 August 2012 - Media statement

25 August 2012 - Media statement

3 August 2012 World Breastfeeding Week - More than 90% of breastfeeding mothers seek professional help

7 May 2012 National Mothering Week – Celebrating Motherhood Across Australia

8 March 2012 Breastfeeding: Talk about mother guilt, dummies and SIDS and factors influencing Australian breastfeeding rates

1 March 2012 Breastfeeding: What difference can one bottle make?