A message from our founder, Mary Paton

Nursing Mums A history of the Australian Breastfeeding Association coverHello everyone

The ABA History Steering Committee is thrilled to present Nursing Mums A history of the Australian Breastfeeding Association 1964-2014 to you.

So why a note from me in particular? This is because I would like to urge every counsellor, every community educator, trainee, group, current or former member and supporter to purchase a copy. Know the Association we all love from its inception. In fact, the unique ABA story is essential background information for all of us.
  
You will be amazed at how the historians have covered the 50 years from copious interviews and oral history tapes, by delving into various state library archives and searching through papers from branches, not to mention the proverbial boxes stored under members’ beds!  A daunting task.  Volumes could have been written.

The book will be released at the official launch on 13 February 2014, 50 years to the day since our first meeting in 1964 and a fitting start to our year of celebrations. The book can be purchased at $49.95 by contacting us 

Next year, our 50th, will be an exciting year for all of us.  Nursing Mums A history of the Australian Breastfeeding Association 1964-2014 is a ‘must have’ as we acknowledge the efforts of the thousands of women who have made ABA the great organisation it is today.

Nursing Mums is a book to treasure, to read from cover to cover or to dip into again and again, a book to have on the bookshelf as an ongoing reference. I strongly recommend it to you all.

Mary Paton
Founder & Hon. Adviser

Mary Paton