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Darebin Group

Darebin Group is situated in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. We cover the suburbs of Bundoora, Epping, Kingsbury, Lalor, Preston, Reservoir, South Morang, Thomastown, and Thornbury.

You are able to go to any ABA group meetings, even if you don't live in these suburbs you are welcome to come along. Remember to check out neighbouring groups too.

If you have the time, you might like to bring along a small plate to share from the pantry, it does not need to be  homemade. Otherwise do not fuss, just bring yourself and your children, and your breastfeeding questions. We hold informal social gatherings for people with babies and children of all ages, usually held in a member’s home. We normally include a breastfeeding or parenting topic for discussion. A breastfeeding counsellor is generally available, should you  wish to discuss any concerns in private. Usually the library will be available for borrowing books (these cover breastfeeding and parenting topics).

You can expect:

• willing hands to hold your baby, if you would like a break!

• a hot cuppa and yummy food

• a caring and accepting environment

• an opportunity to share parenting ideas

• up-to-date breastfeeding information

• encouragement to achieve your breastfeeding goals

• understanding about life with babies and children

All people supportive of breastfeeding are welcome at all meetings – partners, grandparents, friends, and even if your breastfeeding journey has finished or was shortlived.

There’s no need to worry about being late for an ABA meeting; come when you can, leave when you must.

If group meetings don’t sound like something that you will enjoy, you are more than welcome to use the other group services.

The Darebin group offers:

  • Three group meetings a month.
  • Trained breastfeeding counsellors.
  • Hospital grade breastpump hire.
  • A Facebook group
  • A library with books & DVDs on breastfeeding, pregnancy and birth and parenting topics.
  • Support and friendship regardless of the path your breastfeeding journey takes.

Calendar dates and locations available here