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 It’s rare for a significant period of time to pass before another debate about breastfeeding takes place in the media, writes  Alison Bartlett The latest is about Comedian Arj Barker. Some of the highest authorities have said breastfeeding is okay, even in the Sistine Chapel, as...

News for New Parents: Australian Government Calls for Stronger Regulation of Infant Formula Marketing The government released a report about how infant formula is marketed here, and it’s a big deal for families with babies and toddlers. You might not have heard of it, but there’s a...

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is poised to mark a significant milestone in 2024. It is celebrating 60 years of dedicated support for breastfeeding mothers and families across the nation. Ms Marshall-Cerins, the Executive Officer of ABA, emphasized the importance of reflecting on the evolving societal landscape...

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) has released its much-anticipated Position Statement on Paid Parental Leave. The Australian Breastfeeding Association says it's crucial to consider how Paid Parental Leave (PPL) can support you and your newborn, especially when it comes to breastfeeding. The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)...

No, stress won’t dry up your milk. Karleen Gribble, Michelle Hamrosi and Nina Jane Chad Bushfires recently burning in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania bring into sharp focus the fire risks Australian families face over the coming summer months. Although babies don’t understand the nature of...

If you’re a breastfeeding mum, you know all too well the challenges that come when trying to share the feeding load. Yes, you can pump and freeze your milk, but this only lasts so long in the freezer, and transporting it safely can be a nightmare,...

Melissa Morns writes that many women say that they ‘feel guilty for feeling like that.’ The benefits of breastfeeding are widely recognised, and many women find it an enjoyable and bonding experience. Women also often face challenges that can make it difficult to breastfeed, such as...

Alice Osborne was determined to breastfeed her newborn son, but both he, and a wayward truck, had other plans. “I’d much rather have a happy mum who can put all her energy into enjoying my company and loving me,” concluded William, my three-month-old son, in a...

Milk is so intrinsic to us that we forget it’s even there, write Professor Ben Boyd and Dr Andy Clulow. Nine out of 10 fridges contain milk, usually from a cow, although increasingly, because we like “milk” so much, from plants. Human milk, meanwhile, is so...

Many women find breastfeeding difficult and stop before they planned. Some women are relieved to stop, write Karleen Gribble and Nina Jane Chad. But others regret it. If you regret stopping, you may be able to give it another go, even if you no longer have...