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Experience the confidence, support and connection offered by an ABA Personal membership!

An Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) membership offers you 12-months access to our full, wrap-around services for expectant and new parents and breastfeeding mums.

Experience the confidence, connection and support that comes with membership of Australia's most trusted breastfeeding information and support organisation. 


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ABA members have access to these great member-only benefits: 

  • Support during pregnancy - we offer members huge discounts on our popular breastfeeding education classes 
  • A parenting 'village' - we connect our members with our national network of local support groups
  • Savings on baby stuff - we offer members a 50% discount on breastpump hire
  • Reliable information - we keep members up-to-date with our free book, Breastfeeding...Naturally, our member magazine Essence and our monthly eNewsletter

Our members receive expert assistance from trained volunteer breastfeeding counsellors, and they find friendship and practical support from other mums.

Whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding, expressing or bottle-feeding, as an ABA member we are here for you as you prepare for and care for your beautiful, new baby.

ABA members are also eligible to undertake the Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education to become a volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellor or Community Educator.

Find out more about the benefits of an ABA Personal membership and join by clicking the button below 

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Working with pregnant women or new parents? Become an ABA professional member.

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is dedicated to supporting you in your role as a health professional, including through our experienced Breastfeeding Information & Research and Training teams. 

Become a professional member of ABA and join the hundreds of health professionals who receive the latest in information, research and professional development through ABA each year. As a professional member you can enhance your skills, update your knowledge and provide the best service to your clients.  Our Professional Members are individuals or organisations who provide information to pregnant women and new parents such as midwives, doulas, nurses, doctors, and lactation consultants or organisations like hospitals, health services, libraries and local authorities.

We also offer a subscriptions to our peer reviewed journal Breastfeeding Review, and to receive bulk copies of our member magazine Essence.

Find out more about our subscription offers and the benefits of an ABA Professional membership and join by clicking the button below.

Please note that you must be a personal member with ABA if you would like to undertake a Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education to become a Breastfeeding Counsellor or Community Educator or if you are volunteering with us as a Breastfeeding Counsellor or Community Educator. You may also maintain a professional membership but must be a personal member to train or volunteer with us. 

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Essence magazine


The perfect gift for new or expecting parents

Membership to the Australian Breastfeeding Association is a thoughtful and practical gift that can help new and expecting parents gain confidence, connection and support as they prepare for and care for their new baby. Your gift recipient will benefit from the full range of ABA services, including a welcome gift of the book Breastfeeding ... naturally (valued at $34.95). 

Find out more about the benefits of an ABA Personal membership and purchase a gift membership by clicking the button below 

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Stay a member of the ABA family by renewing your personal membership today

Many mothers have a break when they are not breastfeeding but may be intending to have another child in the future. Even if you are not breastfeeding for a while you can continue to get support in general parenting from information in Essence magazine, our monthly member eNewsletter and mother-to-mother at ABA group get-togethers.

If you are one of our breastfeeding counsellors or community educators, or undertaking our Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education to become a breastfeeding counsellor or community educator then you must be a personal member.

By renewing your membership, you are also continuing to support ABA’s work.  Our organisation cannot continue to provide its services without the financial support which your membership provides.

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Are you an ABA volunteer needing to enter membership details taken on the Breastfeeding Helpline or from another source? Click here to access the volunteer membership entry form. If you are logged in, you will be asked to logout before proceeding to this form.