The Australian Breastfeeding Association supports parents who wish to breastfeed their babies. ABA strives to create an awareness of the importance of human milk in the community, whilst recognising that breastfeeding is just one part of skilled and loving mothering. Do you need a lift? Many members are happy to collect others on their way to meetings. Please contact us if this would be helpful to you. If you have any breastfeeding questions, whether or not they relate to the meeting topic, please feel free to speak to a counsellor. Meetings are free, but it is suggested the you join ABA after two meetings, for insurance purposes. Local Contacts: Group Leaders Veronica (Treasurer) 4758 7945 Bron (pump hire) 0438 876 596 Natalie Jacquie Counsellors 4757 2080 0405 600 155 Breast pump hire Our group has Medela Lactina and Ameda Elite electric breast pumps available for hire. Rates are $30 per week or $15 for members. Call Bron on 0438 876 596 for more information. Are you a Member? The ABA is here to help you, and we have trained volunteer breastfeeding counsellors available to give you support when you need it most - 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Your membership with the Association enables this service to continue for mothers all over the country. One year: $65, health care card holders: $50, two years: $100 Join online at breastfeeding.asn.au or ring the Breastfeeding Helpline. Upper Blue Mountains Group Bulletin April–September 2013 www.breastfeeding.asn.au or bluemountainsaba.com Lawson 1st Thursday of the month Katoomba 3rd Thursday of the month April 4th: Weaning. 18th: Extended breastfeeding. May 2nd: Attachment Parenting 16th: Breastfeeding journeys. June 6th: Sleep. 20th: Early daze. July 4th: Park Meet: NOT LAWSON! 18th: Baby blues and PND. August 1st: World Breastfeeding Week! 1st–7th August 15th: Planning Meeting. September 5th: Breastfeeding and weight loss. 19th: New Mums' morning tea. 10am-12noon Family Day Care Room San Jose Ave (Behind the Library. Head towards the ruined tower and the gate in the fence.) Every breastfed baby is eventually weaned. Going from theory into practice Hot topic! What can we know about a baby's needs? What about Mum's needs? Gloria Park, Hazelbrook It is normal to store extra fat during pregnancy to be used up while breastfeeding. 10am-12noon Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre 6-8 Station Street Extras 7pm onwards. Provisionally at Veronica's place in Woodford. Phone 4758 7945 to confirm. Breastmilk continues to provide nutrition for toddlers. Trials or triumphs, we all have a story Newborns have tiny tummies and so need to feed frequently. Tuesday 21st, 7pm: Movie and Dessert night. Suggest a film by phone or our facebook group. Links at bluemountainsaba.com simply one of the many complications of pregnancy and birth Your group needs mums like you to keep going. Congratulations! Thursday 22nd, 7pm: Movie and Dessert night.
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