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Grab a cuppa and relax.
You’re now being taken care of by the OBC.

Your simple online guide to breastfeeding & parenting

We believe breastfeeding & parenting info should be easy to find, easy to read and easy to share.

So we’ve done all the hard work for you and put the best resources together in one place.

We are backed by the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) with over 50 years of knowledge and expertise.

The ABA comes recommended by government, health experts, lactation consultants, doctors, midwives and hospitals.

You can be confident that the OBC has you covered when it comes to breastfeeding and parenting!

Super responsive site

The new-look Online Breastfeeding Cafe is now responsive across mobile, tablet and computer. The new easy-to read design loads quickly. We know that many people don’t like scrolling text, so we’ve kept everything above the fold where possible with easy to navigate picture boxes for headings. The home page is full of pics and icons to make your search even easier. We can even save you the hassle of navigating the menu: you can just glance through the home page on your mobile device and find exactly what you need.  If you’re so inclined, the fresh new drop down menu is simple and makes navigation a breeze.

Access to Language Resources

No matter what your language, the OBC is about accessibility and diversity. We have a just the thing for you, in a language you need. You can choose from a basic Breastfeeding Confidence e-flyer to a full colour booklet with English/Other Language side-by-side translations on How Breastfeeding Works. Now that’s comprehensive!

Info for Health Professionals

Whether you need some quick resources for a client who doesn’t speak English, or some more in depth information, we have many things on the site to grab your interest, and even a special section for health professionals under the ‘Resources’ tab in the top menu.

Access to ABA knowledge

The best thing about the Online Breastfeeding Cafe (OBC) is who’s behind it – 50 years of trustworthy Australian Breastfeeding Association knowledge and experience.

The Online Breastfeeding Café (OBC) was begun by the volunteers of the Australian Breastfeeding Association and brings together over 50 years of experience as Australia’s leading experts on breastfeeding .The ABA comes recommended by government, health experts, lactation consultants, doctors, midwives and hospitals.

Dad’s Zone

We’ve done an Australian first – a section on a breastfeeding website especially for Dads! Here you can find some great articles, go a bit deeper with some Dad-reflection or hop over to the Dads & Partners section of the ABA forums!

Tailored for you

We have designed this site for you, and made it easy to find what you need.

So, whether you’re a new mum, young mum, non-English speaking mum, or a dad we can help you access the important stuff.

  • Non English speakers access to greast breastfeeding resources
  • Find your local breastfeeding-friendly cafe using google maps feature
  • Special Dad Zone full of great articles and information especially for Dad
  • Access to useful breastfeeding videos
  • Common concerns, breastfeeding topics, and links and tools for those tricky breastfeeding situations
  • Inspirational stories, humour and competitions
  • Links to our great ABA Forums if you need to talk
  • Access to resources such as email counselling, telephone counselling via the Breastfeeding Helpline (1800 mum 2 mum /1800 686 268), breastfeeding education class, breastfeeding products and resources
 ABA logo tinyThe Online Breastfeeding Café is run by the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) NSW Branch. ABA is one of Australia’s largest volunteer women’s associations, and is a registered charity.

This project exists thanks to grants and funding NSW Health. The grant for the original version of the OBC came from the Ian Potter Foundation. We voluntarily abide by the World Health Organisation (WHO) code with regard to breastfeeding information. Our internationally-recognised expertise is a key source for governments and health professionals, as well as the thousands of families we help every year. We also abide by the Australian Breastfeeding Association’s Code of Ethics in all information we supply.

The idea for this web site was born in as a ‘different coloured door’ for people to receive help from the Australian Breastfeeding Association. NSW_healthWe wanted to build a community that was defined by new user groups, but which had the world-renowned expertise of the ABA at their fingertips. The Online Breastfeeding Café was born.

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For how to find breastfeeding help, see Contact Us

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