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Monday, May 25, 2009

REVISED Professional photo shoot for ABA - NOW Friday June 5th during school hours :)

Mothers of babies and toddlers in Melbourne (see below) are invited to a photo shoot with www.susandarcy.com.au to contribute images to the photo library of the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

Where: Susan D’Arcy Photography 81 Poath Rd, Murrumbeena, 3163 p:  9568 1441

Who: mums to pose with their children in individual and group shots in the studio and in surrounding neighbourhood for images depicting the social aspects of ABA membership as well as general mothering and breastfeeding images for our library. Also photos of ABA slings in use for Mothers Direct.

When: Friday June 5th between 9.30 and 3pm, times by arrangement.

You will give full consent for the use of all images by the photographer and ABA and associates and will receive images on CD for personal use.

For more details, please contact Susan susan@susandarcy.com.au or Phone the Studio on 9568 1441

Expressions of interest for a second session based in and around the Breastfeeding Centre in Dandenong are also sought.


Please forward this blog post to all your melbourne Mum friends.

If at all possible we are after mothers of different nationalities, race and colour.

If possible we would love a NEWBORN (preferably under 2 weeks old)

If possible we would love a grandmother to come along.

If possible we would love a dad to come along.

Pregnant and breastfeeding? then come along!

Breastfeeding a toddler? Breastfeeding a toddler and baby? Then we want you!

All offers to model welcome

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May News from the Aust Breastfeeding Assoc

Welcome to your newsletter from the Australian Breastfeeding Association! 

In this edition:

Give your friends and family a gift subscription
Last chance to win a $15,000 shopping spree
Extended opening hours at Mothers Direct
Have you called the new Breastfeeding Helpline?
National Mothering Week May 4-10

Give a gift that shows you really care!

Flowers are lovely, but soon wilt. Baby clothes are cute but are soon outgrown (or never worn at all). In this time of economic uncertainty, give the new mums in your life a gift that will last. Give them a 12-month gift subscription to the Australian Breastfeeding Association!

This includes their free copy of our book 'Breastfeeding ... naturally', our magazine Essence sent direct to their home every two months, links to their local group activities, discounts on breast pump hire and shopping through Mothers Direct - all for only $65.

Click here to buy a gift subscription.

Last chance to win a $15,000 shopping spree!

The ABA's annual raffle ends on Mothers Day, May 10. This is your last chance to win one of the great prizes, including a $15,000 shopping spree, a $10,000 shopping spree and a plasma TV.

Tickets are available online (minimum purchase one book of 10 tickets) or through your local ABA group for just $2 per ticket.

Click here to buy your book of 10 tickets for $20 online.

Click here for your local ABA group contact details.

Please note: Under licencing laws WA residents are not permitted to buy tickets in the national raffle. To purchase tickets in the special WA raffle please contact Kirsten Tannenbaum onkirstentann@iinet.net.au or Karen Gonsalves on kazlmg@arach.net.au

Mothers Direct open longer

The Mothers Direct stores in Brisbane and Sydney are now both open from 9am-5pm each week day. Brisbane is also open 10am-3.30pm Saturdays.

Sydney - 4 McMullen Ave, Castle Hill
Brisbane - 2A/26 Eva Street, Coorparoo

And don't forget - ABA subscribers receive 10% discount at Mothers Direct!

Mothers Direct has a great selection of Mothers' Day specials available, both online and in-store. Visit the Mothers Direct website for details!

Have you called the new Breastfeeding Helpline?

The ABA's Breastfeeding Helpline number is now 1800 mum 2 mum (1800 686 2 686). This number is national and replaces the state-based helplines we had in the past. If you have trouble calling the new number and you are using VoIP/LIP technology (calling over the internet) please drop the last '6' and call 1800 68 62 68.

The Breastfeeding Helpline has been very busy since it was launched in March, which is fantastic. While the 1800 number is answered 24-hours, please consider our volunteer breastfeeding counsellors who are answering calls in their own homes and will be asleep overnight. They would really appreciate emergency/urgent calls only between 11pm and 7am!

National Mothering Week May 4-10

The Australian Breastfeeding Association celebrates National Mothering Week from May 4-10 each year. This year we celebrate 30 years of National Mothering Week, which started in 1979!

This year's theme mum2mum - across the generations celebrates mothers supporting each other across the generations - from mothers, to daughters and granddaughters. 

Many ABA groups are holding events and activities in their local area for National Mothering Week. Contact your local group leader for more details. Click here to find your local group.