Breastfeeding Education Classes

Why Attend?

 Australian Research has shown that new mothers wish they had received more preparation for breastfeeding and the early months of parenting prior to the birth of their baby.

 Attending an Australian Breastfeeding Association Breastfeeding Education Class complements the knowledge gathered at antenatal classes, and gives you the opportunity to:

  • Learn some of the skills you will need to care for your new baby
  • Make informed choices about breastfeeding
  • Realistically prepare for the changes about to happen in your life
  • Discuss questions and concerns you may have about breastfeeding
  • Develop a support network before giving birth
  • Meet other parents who share your commitment to breastfeeding
  • Find your own path amidst all the varying advice

What's in the classes?

The relaxed and information packed seminars are a great first introduction to the Australian Breastfeeding Association's support network.

Qualified ABA breastfeeding counsellors and community educators volunteer their time to facilitate these sessions.

Topics include:

  • How breastfeeding works
  • Establishing breastfeeding and the first feed
  • Importance of skin-to-skin contact in the first hours and beyond
  • Positioning and attachment
  • Understanding your milk supply
  • Discussion of what is 'normal' for a breastfed baby
  • Role of partners in breastfeeding
  • Adjusting to parenthood - survival tips for the early days and weeks with a new baby
  • Common concerns and problem solving
  • Up to date information and notes to keep
  • Breastfeeding mother and baby in attendance to demonstrate a breastfeed (when possible!)
  • Refreshments
To find the next available class near you, see our class timetable

You will need a credit/debit card to book.
Book online at OR 
Book by phoning 9791 4644 (office hours Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am-4pm) OR
Print the attached booking form (below) and post to: ABA Victoria, 3/71 Robinson St, Dandenong VIC 3175
ABA Vic Branch,
Aug 4, 2015, 9:42 PM
ABA Vic Branch,
Aug 4, 2015, 10:12 PM