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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Breastfeeding Seminar Series

The series features fantastic international and local speakers:
  • Dr Nancy E Wight (USA) Improving nutrition for NICU infants, Managing infant breastfeeding challenges: Hypoglycemia, jaundice & more!
  • Dr Dennis Spangler (USA)Development and prevention of allergies in the newborn
  • Amy Spangler (USA)Keeping it simple: What mothers need to know about breastfeeding, Health risk messages: The art of persuasion
  • Suzanne Colson (UK)Is breastfeeding a learnt skill? Don’t wake the Baby! Biological nurturing and self-attachment across the neonatal behavioural states
  • Randa Saadeh (Switzerland)Strategies to promote infant and young child feeding recommendations: Where do we stand? And where do we go from here? Scientific basis for the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding: Translating science into practical steps for BFHI
  • Barb Glare/Nerida May '1800 mum 2 mum' the Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline: Who’s calling and why?
  • Dr Donna Geddes Suck Swallow Breathe
  • Alicia Lynam / Heidi Jackson / Mayun Kompasouk / Yvette Defrenne Breastfeeding Education Classes: the impact of attendance on breastfeeding success
  • Sharon Perrella Breastfeeding is a confidence trick: or is it?
  • Dr Marnie Rowan Nipple pain: Is Staphylococcus Aureus the cause?
  • Maryse Bannon Experiencing D-Mer (Depressive Milk Ejection Reflex)

Registrations are open now! Click here to get more information or to register.

NEW! Our online seminar now includes 4 additional presentations!

  • Dr Nancy E Wight Improving nutrition for NICU infants
  • Dr Nancy E Wight Managing infant breastfeeding challenges: Hypoglycemia, jaundice and more!
  • Randa Saadeh Scientific basis for the Ten Steps to successful breastfeeding... translating science into practical steps for the BFHI
  • Randa Saadeh Strategies to promote infant and young child feeding recommendations: Where do we stand? And where do we go from here?

These 4 additional presentations are included FREE in the cost of your online seminar and extra CERPs will be awarded! Registrations are open now! For more information or to register click here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Encourage your friends to subscribe to ABA this month and beat the 2009 price rise!

The Australian Breastfeeding Association will increase the price of some of its subscriptions effective 1 January 2009. We have not had a price increase since 2003 and during the years since then the real costs of providing member services, including postage, stationery, printing and staff resources have increased significantly.

The annual individual subscription will be $65 ($50 concession). This continues to be wonderful value for money and we are pleased to announce that there will be no price increase on renewals.
The great news is that you can give a gift subscription or encourage your friends to subscribe during December at the existing price of $50 ($35 concession)!

Receive the ABA's book Breastfeeding ... naturally FREE

Bringing home your new baby is a time of great excitement, but it can also be a challenging time. Remember you're not alone when you go home. The Australian Breastfeeding Association is there to support you.

Subscribe and receive a copy of ABA's comprehensive book Breastfeeding ... naturally (usually $34.95). Yours to keep for ever, for FREE. This book contains all you need to know about breastfeeding your baby with confidence, including gorgeous photos and anecdotes from real mums. It's the perfect 'manual' for a new mum, and it also makes a great gift. Subscribe here.

Receive Pinky McKay's new book Toddler Tactics FREE
Well-known parenting author Pinky McKay's exciting new book Toddler Tactics has just been released - and you can get it free! Just renew your ABA subscription before 28 February 2009, and you will receive a FREE copy of Toddler Tactics, usually $24.95!

Being the parent of a toddler can be exciting, inspiring and exhausting - all at once! Your adorable little baby has now become a moving, grooving tot with attitude and it will take all your patience and skill to deal with these changes. Pinky McKay explains what to do at each stage of development and offers fuss-free advice on: · Communicating with your toddler· Discipline and good manners· Good eating habits· Routines for play and sleep· Toilet training· Family dynamics
Pinky McKay is the author of five parenting books, including Sleeping Like a Baby and Parenting By Heart, is a columnist for Practical Parenting magazine and a popular guest on television shows such as A Current Affair, The Today Show and Nine AM with Kim and David.This book tells you all you need to know about the next amazing stage of parenting. Renew your subscription here.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

LRC Chat night - 10 December

Dr DAI Yaohua - Director/Professor, Capital Institute of Pediatrics, Beijing
Mr LU Ping - Vice President, Capital Institute of Pediatrics, Beijing
Dr ZHANG Shuyi – Research Fellow, Capital Institute of Pediatrics, Beijing

Date: Wednesday 10 December 2008
Time: 7.00 - 9.00pm

Where: Lighthouse - Ashburton Uniting Church Hall
3 Ashburn Grove (off High Street)
ASHBURTON (Melbourne metro) Melway 60 D10
Easy access from Monash Freeway; close to Ashburton Station, Alamein line
Cost: Gold coin donation
RSVP: 5th December at latest

Numbers are limited so book your place ASAP 9885 0855 or lrceducation@breastfeeding.asn.au
CERPs: Applied for

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Talks for Parents with Pinky McKay

Confused about baby sleep advice?

Concerned about the impact of baby sleep training regimes such as controlled crying?

Looking for gentle baby sleep and settling techniques that WORK?

Best selling baby sleep author, Pinky McKay presents a 'not to be missed' seminar for both parents and health professionals!

Sleep, Love and Your Baby's Brain
New evidence shows that some approaches to 'teaching babies to sleep' may cause long term, adverse changes to a baby's developing brain. Pinky McKay (author, Sleeping Like a Baby, 100 Ways to Calm the Crying, Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant and infant massage instructor), examines this evidence and offers gentle options to encourage infant sleep and settling that also promote optimum brain and emotional development, along with a secure parent-infant bond.
Babies welcome!

7.15 pm to 9pm Tuesday December 2ndDarebin GymbaROO, Darebin Community Sports Stadium857 Plenty Road, Reservoir/ Kingsbury ( Victoria - interstate seminars will follow) 7.15pm - 9pm Wednesday December 3rdBellyBelly Pregnancy Centre, Level 1/89 Canterbury Road, Canterbury ( Melbourne) Cost: $25 per person, $30 per couple
Includes supper

Register online NOW!!!

Or email pinkymckay@optusnet.com.au for registration forms to print and share

'Toddler Tactics' ....Making Magic From Mayhem!
Confused About Discipline?
Concerned About Your Toddler's Eating Habits?

Toilet Training Troubles? Pinky McKay is a mother of five, Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant and author of the bestselling TODDLER TACTICS. Breathe a sigh of relief in these informative talks designed to help you unravel all your toddler woes as Pinky shows you how to make magic from mayhem. · Learn practical strategies you can adapt right NOW to make parenting your toddler more enjoyable.

· Unleash your child's natural potential to be happy, bright and sociable without too many tears and tantrums (for you, as well as your child!) 7.30 - 9pm Tuesday November 25thDarebin GymbaROO, Darebin Community Sports Stadium857 Plenty Road, Reservoir/ Kingsbury 7.30 - 9pm Wednesday December 10thBellyBelly Pregnancy Centre, Level 1/89 Canterbury Road, Canterbury Cost: $25 per person, $30 per couple Register online NOW!!!

Or email pinkymckay@optusnet.com.au for registration forms to print and share

Friday, November 14, 2008

What's On Wednesday?

Starting November 19, Wednesday is our new drop in day at the Breastfeeding Centre in Dandenong.

3/71 Robinson Street Dandenong VIC 3175 9791 4644

We welcome mothers, members and volunteers to visit, enjoy free tea and coffee, chat about breastfeeding, watch DVDs, browse our library and connect.

The kids come too and will love our play corner!

You are welcome to bring along some fruit or other healthy foods to share for morning tea/lunch.

We welcome mums from all suburbs and are located just 3 mins from Eastlink, very close to Princes Highway in Dandenong. Bring a friend or two!!!

Dates for the year are November 19, 26 and December 3, 10 and 17. Drop in is welcome between 10.30am and 3.30pm. We will resume in late January after the summer break.

Hoping to see lots of visitors!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

There's someone new in your neighbourhood!

The Australian Breastfeeding Association has a new breastfeeding centre in Dandenong!

We are pleased to announce our new office and breastfeeding centre is now open in Robinson Street Dandenong!

We offer a whole range of services for families across CGD and beyond, including:

· Breast pump hire
· Breastfeeding Education Classes
· Informal drop in for breastfeeding mothers and babies
· Culturally diverse resources and peer support training
· Baby Care Room, including private space for breastfeeding.
· Educational DVD and video viewing onsite
· Free breastfeeding information and resources
· Access to volunteer breastfeeding counsellors
· Friendly atmosphere for breastfeeding support and education

Our hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10am and 4pm (closed for lunch from 12.30-1pm) and other times by arrangement. We look forward to increasing awareness of the importance of breastfeeding and creating a welcoming community through awards of Breastfeeding Welcome Here, Baby Care Room and Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation and will be working with local businesses and services to make Dandenong a Breastfeeding Friendly City.

Pop in and say hello, grab a tea or coffee and have a chat.

Yvette O'Dowd
Victorian Office Administrator
Australian Breastfeeding Association
Suite 3/71 Robinson Street Dandenong VIC 3175
03 9791 4644
0417 531 853

Thursday, August 14, 2008

'nothing ARTificial breastmilk'

'nothing ARTificial breastmilk'

CAGE @ South Kingsville Community Centre,
43 Paxton Street, South Kingsville 3015

August 1 ­ September 12, 2008
Monday ­ Thursday 9am ­ 5pm
Friday ­ 9am ­ 3pm.

Exhibition inquiries: Michal 0403 365 532 or artopia@bigpond.com

Launch Date:

Saturday 16 August, 2008 4-6pm, a family friendly event - live music, face painting, balloons and the opportunity to buy any of over 100 unique breastfeeding themed artworks and a limited edition of badges.
RSVP: Rebecca 8307 0320 or email gelsi@optusnet.com.au

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

"Perinatal Depression: Strengthening recovery and building social capital"

"Perinatal Depression: Strengthening recovery and building social capital"

PANDA presents this unique opportunity to share in the insights and inspiration from these two international speakers. Join us for a day of workshops, lectures and a networking lunch.

Tuesday 9th September 2008
Bayview on the Park, Queens Rd
Registration 10am
Conference 10.30am – 4pm

REGISTER NOW to avoid disappointment – registrations must close September 2nd 2008 unless sold out earlier

Jane Honikman, M.S., is a Parent Support Consultant/ Postpartum Specialist from Santa Barbara, California. In 1977, she co founded Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) and became the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Birth Resource Centre in 1984. She founded the Postpartum Support International (PSI) in 1987 as a result of hosting the first conference on Women’s Mental Health Following Childbirth held in Santa Barbara. She was PSI’s first President and operated the organization until 2004. Jane has authored many articles and educational materials on postpartum issues and support, including her books Step by Step (2000) and I’m Listening (2002). She continues to lecture internationally on the role of social support and the emotional health of families.

Elaine Hanzak is from the northwest of England, UK. She is the author of ‘Eyes without sparkle – a journey through postnatal illness’, which describes the events surrounding her family over a traumatic, four year period of recovery from postpartum psychosis. She speaks to a range of audiences, health professionals and students, in particular, to learn from her experiences, both positive and otherwise and to help shape the future services available to patients. She has had many appearances on UK national television, radio programmes, newspapers and magazines as the issues raised have promoted a great deal of discussion. Many who hear Elaine speak describe her presentations as moving, memorable, powerful, brave and very relevant to their practice. Her story is literally improving and saving lives.

"Perinatal depression: Strengthening recovery and building social capital” promises to be an unforgettable day of shared experiences, insights and exploration of the importance of social inclusion in the journey of recovery from perinatal depression.

For more information contact Louise Khanbashi on (03) 9481 3377 or email louise@panda.org.au

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Media Release from RACGP for WBW!



31 July 2008

International evidence shows that breastfeeding is best for babies, boosting their resistance to infection and diseases, and their growth and development. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is using World Breastfeeding Week, which runs from 1 - 7 August, to highlight the benefits of breastfeeding and the role that general practitioners play in supporting mothers to breastfeed their babies. “Breastfeeding is the best way to feed a baby in the first six months of life. Mothers should be encouraged to breastfeed and we need to promote society-wide acceptance of breastfeeding wherever and whenever the baby needs to feed,” said Dr Vasantha Preetham, RACGP President and GP from Perth.
“Most women make their infant feeding decisions before or early in pregnancy. GPs can play an important role in providing mums-to-be and their partners with information on feeding from the first trimester onward,” said Dr Preetham.“The first few months of a baby’s life can be an anxious time for new parents and many women and their infants visit a GP a number of times in the first six months. This is a great opportunity for GPs to support mothers who are breastfeeding or who are keen to breastfeed. Doctors can discuss a number of issues to determine if breastfeeding is going well for the mother and baby including the number and length of feeds, general contentedness and weight gain, the baby’s urine and faecal output and whether there are nipple or breast problems,” said Dr Kelly Seach, RACGP Registrar Representative and breastfeeding mother. “Breastfeeding is not only healthy for the baby; it also has benefits for mothers. Breastfeeding helps a woman's body recover to its pre-pregnant state more quickly, and lactation (the production of breastmilk) protects against premenopausal breast cancer and osteoporosis. Psychological benefits for the mother and her infant when breastfeeding, encouraging close bonds, have also been recognised.“When mums return to work, support should be in place to enable them to take breaks, ideally with a private area where they are able to breastfeed their baby. “The RACGP Red Book, our guide to preventive activity in general practice, recommends that GPs encourage and support exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months, then the introduction of complementary foods and continued breastfeeding thereafter. It is recommended that breastfeeding continue until 12 months of age and thereafter as long as it suits the mother and the baby.
“It is important to note however, that there are women who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to breastfeed their babies. They also need their GP’s support and advice in relation to alternative feeding methods,” said Dr Seach. GPs can find more information about breastfeeding in the RACGP’s position statement on breastfeeding on the RACGP website:www.racgp.org.au/scriptcontent/policy/policydocs/Breastfeeding_Position_Statement.pdf

To read more about World Breastfeeding Week, please visit the Australian Breastfeeding Association’s website: www.breastfeeding.asn.au/

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is responsible for maintaining standards for quality clinical practice, education and training, and research in Australian general practice. The RACGP has the largest general practitioner membership of any medical organisation in Australia and represents the majority of Australia's general practitioners. Visit http://www.racgp.org.au/

For further media enquiries contact Jason Berek-Lewis, National Manager – Media and Communications tel: 0404 055 265 or Melanie Fontolliet, Media and Communications tel: 03 8699 0513.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mother Support: Everyone Wins!

Mothers in Victoria celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2008

As Australia’s athletes gear up for the summer Olympics in Beijing, mothers in Victoria join women in 120 countries in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week from 1–7 August.

This year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme focuses on a mother’s need for support — much like that of an Olympic athlete.

Athletes combine determination and commitment with support from family, friends, trainers and government. Breastfeeding mothers need similar support to overcome misinformation and doubts about their ability to breastfeed. Confidence is important for both an athlete and a mother.

When a mother is supported and able to breastfeed everyone wins — the mother, the baby, the family, the health system and the environment.

Taking inspiration from the Olympic rings, the Australian Breastfeeding Association provides five important rings of support:
A 7-day telephone counselling Helpline
Friendly mother-to-mother encouragement and family support at local groups
An accreditation scheme for employers who support breastfeeding mothers at work
Education for health professionals, including access to the most up-to-date information through the Lactation Resource Centre
Advocacy at the government, legislative and general community levels regarding the importance of human milk and breastfeeding.

More information about World Breastfeeding Week is available at:



Wednesday, July 23, 2008

“Not Just Talk- How Can We Help Mothers to Exclusively Breastfeed?

It has been estimated that globally, exclusive breastfeeding could reduce 13% of childhood deaths.

Each year, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) promotes and celebrates World Breastfeeding Week. The theme for this years World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) is about supporting mothers to breastfeed their babies exclusively for the first six months.

In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, the Burnet Institute will host a half day symposium to provide an update on breastfeeding promotion, protection and support in developing countries.

The objectives of the symposium will be:
· To provide an update about the importance of support for exclusive breastfeeding in reaching the Millennium Development Goal for child survival (including in the context of HIV infection);
· To discuss the role of community level workers/peers in supporting women to breastfeed optimally in developing countries;
· To discuss the importance of male involvement in breastfeeding support, and strategies for engagement;
· To summarise and share existing evidence and resources around community level support for optimal breastfeeding;

Target Audience:
NGO project staff and advisers, academics, consultants, students of public health

Friday August 8th 2008.
1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Rd, Melbourne (Level 2 Training Room)

RSVP by Monday 4th August to Andrea Eakins.
Email: andrea@burnet.edu.au or Tel: 9282 2274

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Accreditation brings family-friendly workplaces to life

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation (BFWA) is a consultancy service for employers provided by the Australian Breastfeeding Association

Through the accreditation process, BFWA assists employers to create a supportive environment for breastfeeding mothers returning to work from maternity leave.

Employers are able to offer employment conditions which are appealing to mothers who are breastfeeding. This adds value to recruitment and retention strategies, demonstrates a commitment to employee health and wellbeing, promotes workplace diversity and equal employment opportunity and is aligned with corporate social responsibility.

Why accredit?

Gaining accreditation as a breastfeeding friendly workplace shows that you are serious about providing a supportive environment for breastfeeding mothers at work and are committed to removing workplace barriers.

Helping breastfeeding employees return to work from maternity leave is not only demonstrating a supportive and caring approach, it makes good business sense. Through the accreditation process, we work closely with you to assist in establishing facilities and developing policies that support breastfeeding women to meet both their work and family commitments
Accreditation is an innovative way to meet organisational objectives:
Optimises recruitment and retention strategies
Promoting your status as an accredited breastfeeding-friendly workplace in recruitment advertising gives employees and potential candidates confidence about the quality of breastfeeding support provided in the workplace. Creating a supportive breastfeeding environment can deliver significant cost savings associated with improved retention rates, earlier return to work, duration of service and reduced recruitment and re-training costs.
Builds your reputation as a family-friendly employer
Formalising workplace policies through the accreditation process indicates a commitment to creating a workplace culture supportive of breastfeeding. It demonstrates transparency of process and shows you are serious about helping women balance work and family commitments. Typically, this is reciprocated through increased employee loyalty and motivation, resulting in improved productivity.

Enhances cost savings associated with a healthier, happier workforce
Research shows breastfed babies are healthier, so parents and carers require less time off work to care for sick children. Anecdotal evidence also suggests bottom-line benefits from reduced absenteeism, and minimising disruption to work flow. Accredited workplaces receive updates on the latest research to demonstrate how breastfeeding support in the workplace benefits employers and employees.

Demonstrates your commitment to equal opportunity and workplace diversity
By offering breastfeeding support in the workplace you're also promoting equal employment opportunity and enhancing your status as a socially responsible employer. Gaining accreditation from the ABA as a breastfeeding-friendly workplace reflects a commitment to the health and well-being of pregnant, potentially pregnant and breastfeeding employees.

Even if your organisation already has breastfeeding facilities for employees, accreditation will help promote and communicate what your workplace offers to staff and potential candidates. Our consultation services ensure that your workplace provides the right combination of time, space and support that allows mothers to balance their paid work with breastfeeding. Accreditation keeps the needs of breastfeeding mothers on the workplace agenda.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Let's get libraries hooked on our books!

Children’s book week is the 16th - 22nd of August 2008.

Let's get libraries hooked on our books!

Libraries are a place where mothers and children often hang out - they have story reading and other activities and are an important part of our communities. It's great to keep their "breastfeeding section" up to date. So we are asking groups to consider buying their library a subscription to ABA for one year - so they can sample the great stuff ABA has to offer. It is our hope that they will find it something worth keeping up.

For $50 they will get a free copy of "Breastfeeding Naturally" and copies of Essence every 2 months. Coming soon will be a special place on the website where groups can order their subscription for their library. This will allow us to send BFN to you - you may want to make a special presentation to the library- may want to invite the local newspaper along.

Keep your eyes open for more information over the coming weeks
Feeding at Frankston Library - photo by Dez Rock

Friday, July 4, 2008

Nothing ARTificial ­ breastmilk

an exhibition @ CAGE Art Space, South Kingsville Community Centre -

Call for artists!

To celebrate World Breastfeeding week the Westgate Region of the Australian Breastfeeding Association is creating a vibrant installation. All media welcome, photos, fibre, digital, clay, text, collage, knitting, glass, painting and sculpture etc. The only limit is your imagination and a circle 16cm across, multiple works welcome. Entry is free, a small commission applies. Six works will be selected to feature on a limited edition of badges to raise funds for volunteer activities that support mother's, babies and their families in the West. Entries close July 25. The exhibition will run for 6 weeks from August 1. A family friendly launch event will be held on Saturday August 16, 3-7pm. Enquiries please contact Michal Teague on 03 9317 5176 or artopia@bigpond.com.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Breastfeed! Where did you do it today?

The Manning/Great Lakes group is proud to announce a fantastic new photography competition open to everyone throughout Australia. First prize $100 and a viewer's choice prize of $50.The more that enter, the more prizes we will be able to have.

What sort of photos? We are accepting photos showing breastfeeding in public.

$5 entry fee for those submitted by mail (printed photo 6'x8' in size) or $8 entry fee to enter by emailing your photo (max 2MB) to ababec@hotmail.com (we will print it for you).

Please email Nicole if you would like a copy of the flyer and entry form. Details are also available on our group website http://www.mumsmilk.org/ (including entry form and terms and conditions of entry).

The photos will be showcased across the Manning and Great Lakes area during the month of August in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week.

So get clicking, you don't have long. Competition closes 1 August.

Please feel free to pass this information on to any you feel would love to get a chance to win!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Being held on Friday 8 August 2008 provided by the Lactation Resource Centre.This sensational educative Workshop is being held in Bendigo, Victoria. The aim of the workshop is to assist health professionals in developing their interactions around breastfeeding with mothers and their families. Open to all health professionals.
for more details.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Australian Breastfeeding Association

Administrative Officer,
Lactation Resource Centre
Australian Breastfeeding Association Head Office, East Malvern
15 hours per week over three days

An administrative vacancy has arisen for an organised, methodical and thorough person with sound computer skills especially in MS Office including Excel. The main task is the administration of the LRC education programs and resources. To provide an administrative service in response to queries received by the LRC and assist in the collection and dissemination of information The applicant should have a customer service ethic, a problem solving approach to work and an ability to liaise widely with many different people inside and outside the organisation. Database experience and some knowledge of lactation would be useful. Email Kate Mortensen with your resume and application.
Applications close Friday 11 July

Breastfeeding Education Classes

Why Attend?

Australian Research has shown that new mothers wish they had received more preparation for breastfeeding and the early months of parenting prior to the birth of their baby.
Attending an Australian Breastfeeding Association Breastfeeding Education Class complements the knowledge gathered at antenatal classes, and give you the opportunity to:
  • Learn some of the skills you will need to care for your new baby
  • Make informed choices about breastfeeding
  • Realistically prepare for the changes about to happen in your life
  • Discuss questions and concerns you may have about breastfeeding
  • Develop a support network before giving birth
  • Meet other women who share your commitment to breastfeeding
  • Find your own path amidst all the varying advice
What's in the classes?
The relaxed and information packed seminars are a great first introduction to the Australian Breastfeeding Association's support network.
Qualified ABA breastfeeding counsellors and community educators volunteer their time to facilitate these sessions.

Topics will cover:

  • How breastfeeding works?
  • Establishing breastfeeding and the first feed
  • Importance of skin-to-skin contact in the first hours and beyond
  • Positioning and attachment
  • Understanding your milk supply
  • Discussion of what is 'normal' for a breastfed baby
  • Role of fathers/partners in breastfeeding
  • Adjusting to parenthood - survival tips for the early days and weeks with a new baby
  • Common concerns and problem solving

The sessions include:

  • Up to date information and notes to keep
  • Breastfeeding mother and baby in attendance to demonstrate a breastfeed
  • Your partner/support person is strongly encouraged to attend (and attends free)
Find out more and see our class calendar for the rest of 2008 at http://www.abavic.asn.au/BECs.htm


Did you miss out on the fabulous sale at the Mothers Direct shop in East Malvern last week?

Buy online and save at Mothers Direct! Visit www.mothersdirect.com.au for our giant 24-Hour Internet Sale. 20% off all products on our site for 24-hours only - 5pm Monday 23 June 2008 to 5pm Tuesday 24 June 2008. Tell your friends to click through and grab a bargain!

Please note: No further discounts apply during the sale. 20% discount not available on ABA and LRC subscriptions. Online orders only - NO mail, telephone or instore orders.

Toddler Tactics with Pinky McKay!

Were you at one of our seminars with the fabulous Pinky McKay over the past couple of weeks?

We had a fantastic time! What a wealth of knowledge this mum of five and well-known parenting writer shared with parents of toddlers from across Melbourne.

If you couldn't be there, then the next best thing is to renew your subscription as an ABA member before August 31st and you will recieved FREE Pinky's latest book Toddler Tactics.

Look out for our next round of seminars with Pinky!