Child (and Parent) Information & Counselling
Over 250 local Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) groups operate throughout Australia! The ABA was founded by a group of mothers with the aim of helping other mothers and this 'mother-to-mother' support is the keystone of our local groups. You can come along and meet new friends, chat to and get hints and tips from other mothers who've 'been there' and talk to a trained, volunteer breastfeeding counsellor if needed.
The Atherton Tablelands local group is looked after by trained, volunteer breastfeeding counsellors or educators who live in the area. Most groups get together once or twice a month for a variety of activities such as:
- 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
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.
Other group services
Other services offered by your local ABA group could include a library of breastfeeding and parenting books that can be borrowed free of charge by ABA members. Some groups will have instructional DVDs available for you to view.
ABA members receive a local group newsletter with upcoming activities and local group news.
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.