The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is Australia’s peak breastfeeding information and support service.
ABA was founded in 1964 by six Melbourne mothers as the Nursing Mothers’ Association, with the aim of helping and supporting other mothers to breastfeed. This mother-to-mother support continues today. Our 1,100 volunteer breastfeeding counsellors and educators are mothers who have breastfed their own child(ren) and completed a Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education.
Through a range of services, ABA supports and encourages women who want to breastfeed or provide breastmilk for their babies, and advocates to raise community awareness of the importance of breastfeeding and human milk to child and maternal health. Services include membership for both mothers and health professionals, a 24-hour Breastfeeding Helpline, an informative website, local support groups, antenatal classes, retail shops and numerous print and digital resources.