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Professional membership

Helping you help mothers and babies

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.

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Benefits summary:

Be informed
Be supported
Be educated
Save on resources

Are you planning to train as an ABA volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellor or Educator?

You must be a personal member to be accepted to train. Click here to become a personal member. Click here to find out more about training for volunteers.

Be informed

Be informed


Keep up-to-date on the latest breastfeeding information, research and management techniques. Your professional membership includes:

Breastfeeding Review journal

ABA's peer-reviewed scientific journal mailed to you three times per year. Breastfeeding Review features original research papers, scientific findings, case studies, analysis of hot topics, reviews and letters.

Member-only online access to full research paper PDFs.

Monthly eNewsletter

Original articles, research summaries, topical issues and media commentary to help you stay up-to-date and understand the latest in breastfeeding research and management.

eNewsletters will contain a new Fact Sheet for you to use in your day to day practice (these are also available to non-members).

Member-only feature articles, research summaries will be archived and tagged for when you need to do a 'topic search'.

Essence magazine

Essence magazine will be available to you in hard copy and via an online link four times/year. Opt out available. Hard copy only delivered within Australia.

Important issue alerts

Sometimes you need the facts on a new issues, right now.  If an important event or issue occurs our staff will alert you with expert commentary and background information.

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Be supported

Be supported


As a health professional, you strive to provide the best service to the mothers in your care. ABA's Scientific Information Officers are here to support you in your role by providing easily-accessible information and answers to your specialised questions. Your membership includes:

Unlimited consultations with expert staff

The highly experienced Scientific Information Officers in our Breastfeeding Information & Research team provide expert assistance with your queries and are available via an online members-only contact form.

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Be educated

Be educated


The Australian Breastfeeding Association is a Registered Training Organisation and provides nationally-recognised education for health professionals. Education that allows you to not only enhance your skills, but earn professional development points (PDPs) such as CERPs, MidPLUS and RACGP. Your membership includes:

  • Discounted fees for ABA conferences, seminars and other professional training around Australia and online (all with PDPs)

  • A regularly updated list of professional development opportunities around the world

  • Exclusive free member-only ABA webinars on breastfeeding and parenting (no PDPs)

  • Members have one online education module (with professional development points) included in your membership (value $30)

  • Member-only discounts on other education modules

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Save on resources

Save on resources


You need the latest resources so you can give the best service to your clients or study for further education. Professional membership allows you to save on professional texts hand out material and more.

  • Save 20% on ABA's text book for health professionals, Breastfeeding Management in Australia (essential for everyday reference and IBCLC exam)

  • Save 10% on ABA products

  • Save 10% on back issues of Breastfeeding Review

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For Organisations and Institutions

For organisations and institutions please be aware that at this time we only have an individual membership. We are hoping to develop an institutional membership later this year. We would love to hear how we can incorporate your needs into our package. Please contact to commence this conversation.

In the meantime those organisations/institutions who are pre-existing members please note the below table to see your inclusions.

 A 'member' (paid) Institution interim plan
 Monthly newsletter with member only inclusions such as fully referenced feature article and summaries of latest breastfeeding related research. Yes - although you will only have one log in for our member only features at this stage including Breastfeeding Review online access.
 Stay in touch with News Alerts Yes
 Access to discounted Online Education Modules (with CPD/CERP) - 1 module included annually. 1 staff member
 Breastfeeding Review - Online access to research papers and hard copy x 3/yr Yes x 1 copy
 Online and hard copy (Australian postal addresses only) Essence. Yes x 1 copy
 Discounted registrations for ABA Events Only up to three staff will have access to discounted registration for ABA event
 Access to Scientific Information Officer for queries Yes
 Discount on resources - 20% off Breastfeeding Management Australia, 10% off ABA shop via Yes for your organisation only, not individual employees.