Friday, September 24, 2010

The Australian Breastfeeding Association at BiMC!

The Australian Breastfeeding Association is Australia's leading authority on breastfeeding. Their mission is to educate and support mothers using up-to-date research findings and the practical experience of many women. They aim to influence our society to acknowledge breastfeeding as the norm for infant nutrition. The ABA will be at the next BrisStyle Indie Mother & Child Market on October 9th. They will have volunteers on hand to answer any questions you may have and they will also have a dedicated space for mothers to relax and feed their little ones.

The ABA's vision is for babies to breastfeed exclusively for six months, with ongoing breastfeeding for as long as mother and child desire. The ABA is a voluntary organisation made up of its members and subscribers. ABA needs subscribers to exist. You can subscribe over the phone, online or in person at group meetings. Subscription rates are $50 per year ($35 concession).

There are over 330 local ABA groups throughout Australia. Group discussion meetings, coffee mornings, new mothers' meetings, social events etc. are held in homes, halls and parks. Trained breastfeeding counselors lead these discussions and provide counseling. Visitors are welcome to attend a meeting before subscribing.

For more information or to contact the Australian Breastfeeding Association you can visit their website or call or visit their QLD branch office, shop or helpline.

QLD Branch Office
Behind Shop 2A, 26 Eva Street, Coorparoo
Open 9am - 2pm, Monday to Friday
Phone 3324 0577

Breastfeeding Helpline
1800 686 2 686 (1800 mum 2 mum)

The Mothers Direct Shop
Shop 2A, 26 Eva Street, Coorparoo
Open 10am - 3.30pm, Monday to Saturday
Phone 3847 5187

Saturday October 9th, 9am - 2pm
St. Augustine's Church Grounds & Hall
Racecourse Road, Hamilton

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