The Australian Breastfeeding Association has local group meetings where you can come along and meet new friends, chat and get hints and tips from other mothers who’ve ‘been there’ and talk to a trained, volunteer breastfeeding counsellor if needed.
- Discussions on breastfeeding and parenting topics
- A talk from a guest speaker
- A lunch, morning or afternoon tea and chat
- A play in the park, a walk or visit to a local attraction
- A special event such as a movie afternoon or dinner out
What happens at an ABA group?
All groups offer mothers information and problem-solving support and a program of activities.Topics discussed might cover such things as basic breastfeeding tips, expressing and storing breastmilk, supply issues, returning to work, weaning, introducing solids, nighttime parenting and much more.
All get-togethers have at least one trained breastfeeding counsellor present to answer questions and/or discuss any problems you may be having. And of course, as well as being informative, they are great fun!
Where are they held?
Some groups get together in a local venue such as a community centre meeting room, while others meet in each other’s homes. Sometimes groups will meet at a special venue, such as a local park or place of interest.
Who can attend?
Everyone is welcome to attend their local group. Whether you are pregnant, fully breastfeeding, partially breastfeeding, expressing or bottle-feeding you will be welcomed. Partners, friends and grandparents are also welcome to come along.
ABA members can attend unlimited get-togethers anywhere in Australia. Non-members are more than welcome and encouraged to attend as a visitor. If you enjoy attending your local group, please consider becoming a member of ABA as it is only through membership that ABA has the funds to continue to provide its services. For more information about membership visit: https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/membership