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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.