Our classes are an extra service offered by local groups and are exclusive to Australian Breastfeeding Association members. The cost of the class is $20 plus booking fee for ABA members.
***You will need to be an ABA member to book a class so please join before booking. Membership is $70 for 12 months***
Designed for new and expectant parents, this comprehensive workshop-style session aims to expand upon the knowledge gained at antenatal classes, covering the basic information you will need to successfully breastfeed your new baby.
Our sessions are conducted by qualified Australian Breastfeeding Association counsellors and community educators.
Topics covered include:
- How breastfeeding works and how breastmilk is made
- How to breastfeed a new baby
- What to expect from a new baby
- Adjusting to parenthood, the effect of a new baby on the parent’s relationship
- The role of the fathers/partners in breastfeeding
- More about the Australian Breastfeeding Association
Frequently asked questions:
At what stage of my pregnancy should I attend a class?
Please consider a class during your second trimester - ie between weeks 13 and 24. This is to allow for the mother's comfort and babies who arrive early. Of course, we are also happy to accommodate those further along than this!
Should my partner come too?
Absolutely! They might not be doing the breastfeeding, but can be your major support and it really helps for them to learn everything with you. If your partner is not able to attend, you can bring along a friend or other support person if you wish.
I am having twins! Do you have a special class for me?
You are welcome at our regular classes where your special needs can be briefly addressed.
My baby is due in the next few weeks. The class I want says it is fully booked! HELP!
ease book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited and classes fill up quickly. We are generally not able to take extra people and do not hold waiting lists for fully booked classes. However, your local group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association may have upcoming meetings you can attend before your baby is due.