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National Mothering Week

Help us celebrate National Mothering Week 2021 
3-9 May 2021 | One million mums

This year National Mothering Week is all about celebrating the community of more than a million mothers who have sought support, reassurance, confidence, and friendship through ABA over the years. This year we're hitting the milestone of 1 million calls made to the National Breastfeeding Helpline, so what better time to celebrate not just those mums we've been able to support over the past 12 years on the National Breastfeeding Helpline but the incredible community of mothers the Association has supported in its 57 years. This year, National Mothering Week is all about acknowledging the importance of support, community and shared experience through the pregnancy and motherhood journey.

Local ABA groups will be hosting face-to-face and virtual community events to celebrate National Mothering Week. Access our National Calendar of Events for more information on what groups are doing in your area. You can also join ABA’s national Facebook group, Breastfeeding with ABA (Australian Breastfeeding Association), for mother-to-mother support, to connect with other parents and to learn from the experiences of others.

Join the conversation on social media

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to join the National Mothering Week celebrations. Get behind National Mothering Week and ABA by posting the social media tile attached. We're using the hashtags #NMW2021 #ozbreastfeeding, so please be sure to use them when sharing photos or posting.

#NMW2021 #ozbreastfeeding

National Mothering Week 2021 Competition

Help us celebrate National Mothering Week 2021 by sharing a time you felt supported by your community. This might have been hearing the right words, just when you needed them; receiving an encouraging text in the middle of the night; or finding a lifelong friendship that's helped you through your motherhood journey. Entries will open on Monday, 26 April 2021. Follow us on Facebook to enter. One lucky entry will receive a $200 prize from our friends at Lenny Rose Active

Do you wish to support ABA's work?

ABA has a range of services available to support pregnant women, new mothers and breastfeeding women and their families, including the National Breastfeeding Helpline (1800 686 268) and LiveChat. You can also download our app, mum2mum, via the App Store and Google Play. The work that we do is crucial in ensuring mothers have the support they need to breastfeed their babies. 

If you would like to help us continue this support and expand our services, please consider donating to ABA during National Mothering Week. Your gift will go a long way in helping us give Australian families the information and support they need in 2021 and beyond.