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breastfeeding & parenting support and information

Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)
This is one of the most comprehensive resources available on the web. The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is an organisation of people interested in the promotion and protection of breastfeeding so their website not only contains loads of information on breastfeeding,but motherhod in general.

Queensland Health Child Health
This site contains a huge directory of information concerning children of all ages. Stages of child development through to coping with special needs is pretty much covered.

Queensland Health: Breastfeeding
This site is designed to assist women who choose to return to continue breastfeeding upon their return to work. Information about facilities, work arrangemnets and work agreements are available and there is a large FAQ's section.

Queensland Health - Health Topics A-Z
As a 'directory listing' every possible health related issue and service is referenced here and is linked to either a website or PDF document.

Mothers Milkbank
Mothers Milk Bank provides pasteurised donor mothers’ milk to infants where mother’s own milk is not available.

Lactation Resource Centre (LRC)
LRC is one of the most comprehensive collections of breastfeeding information in the world, with a collection of more than 17,000 articles and books, videos and case histories.

Australian Lactation Consultants’ Association Ltd.
If you're seeking a certified lactation consultant this site provides contact details for all professional cosultants listed on the official national register.

Parenting Australia
A commecially operated site providing information on a wide range of parenting issues categorised into sections related to a childs' development stage.

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program®
Parenting now comes with an instruction manual!
The international award winning Triple P – Positive Parenting Program®, has the answers to your parenting questions and needs. Whether you’re a ne parent, the parent of a tantrum throwing toddler or a truant teenager, this web site has the information and tools you need.

Childbirth Education Association (Brisbane)
CEA is a non-profit community group that provides quality independent childbirth education and support services. Their aim is to offer expectant parents the opportunity to be informed, empowered and confident on their journey to the birth experience of their choice

BubHub - Directory of Pregnancy & Parenting Information
The Bub Hub is considered one of Australia's leading commercially operated pregnancy and parenting websites. The site aims to help Australian parents and parents-to-be make informed choices about their pregnancy, birth and parenting journey, bringing together details of local shops, online retailers, expert resources and services from all opinions and locations around the country. There is also a large forum to discuss issues.

Natural Parenting Magazine
NPM is family focused website providing quality information and support for parents and parents-to-be. From preconception to adolescence this site covers a huge range of topics including sleep, discipline, health, nutrition, education and family life.

Young Mothers for Young Women Group
A peer support, education and advocacy service for young women under the age of 25 who are pregnant and parenting.

Parenting Information and Articles -Pinky's site
Information from health professional Pinky Mckay who is also a mother of 5 children. She explores caring for the unborn baby to the grown child.

Parenting Information and Articles - Aware Parenting
The Aware Parenting Institute is based on the work of Aletha Solter, a pyschologist who has written numerous books on caring for babies and children.

Parenting Information and Articles - Naomi Aldort' site
Naomi Aldort is a family counsellor who offers a different view for caring and parenting babies and children. She was written an inspiring book called "Raising our Children, Raising Ourselves."

Pregnancy, Birth & Parenting Information
Australian site providing up-to-date and extensive information and support on pregnancy, birth and parenting.

Queensland Centre for Mothers & Babies
Developed by a group of researchers from The University of Queensland this site provides information about maternity care options including fact sheets, a dictionary of medical and maternity care terms and a great guide to Birthing Facilities in Queensland.

products and services

Mothers Milk Bank
Mothers Milk Bank is a charity operated by a community of health professionals and volunteers who provide pasteurised donor mothers’ milk to infants where mother’s own milk human is not available.

Mothers Direct
From books to feeding pilows to breast pumps hire The Australian Breastfeeding Association's official store offers lierally everything to do with breastfeeding and mothering.

Baby Carriers Information
Save your time, your arms & back and your sanity (especially for parents of multiple young children) with this site. Primarily it reviews all the baby carriers available in Australia.

Directory of Pregnancy & Parenting Information
A fully searchable and vast online directory of local pregnancy and parenting information, shops and services.

Capers Bookstore
This oline store specialises in books and other resources on women’s health, pregnancy and childbirth, fertility, midwifery, breastfeeding, parenting, grief and loss and children's books.

Despite it's main objective of promoting Huggies products, this site contains a wealth of information about mothering and parenting that is really easy to navigate and quite fun.

research reports & publications

Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy 2010-2015
Read or download the Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy 2010-2015. The aim of the Strategy is to contribute to improving the health, nutrition and wellbeing of infants, young children and mothers by protecting, promoting, supporting and monitoring breastfeeding.

Co-sleeping Information & Research
Information and research on all aspects of safe sleeping and co-sleeping by Dr. James McKenna. Dr. McKenna is a reseacher in this area.

Immunisation Information
Government health site advocating the benefits of immunisation. Includes the current immunisation schedule.

Research on Birth and Beyond
Research on women's experience of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding from anthropoloist and Childbirth Educator Sheila Kitzinger.

National Health and Medical Research Council Publications
An extensive resource providing a fully searchable range of publications about every possible health related issues concerning all age groups.

Dietary Guidelines for Australian Adults, Children and Adolescents in Australia
Incorporating the Infant Feeding Guidelines for Health Workers.

World Health Organisation
WHO is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation
(BFWA) is a consultancy service for employers provided by the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

Baby Friendly Health Initiative
Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding in Australia.


The WHO Child Growth Standards
This web site presents the WHO Child Growth Standards. These standards were developed using data collected in the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study. The site presents documentation on how the physical growth curves and motor milestone windows of achievement were developed as well as application tools to support implementation of the standards.

International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
The Code applies to the marketing of the following products: breast-milk substitutes, including infant formula; other milk products, foods and beverages, including bottlefed complementary foods, when marketed or otherwise represented to be suitable, with or without modification, for use as a partial or total replacement of breast milk; feeding bottles and teasts. It also applies to their quality and availability, and to information concerning their use.

Infant & Child Nutrition in Queensland 2003 Report
The Infant and Child Nutrition in Queensland 2003 report provides significant information about some of the factors influencing infant and childhood feeding practices in Queensland.

Infant Nutrition Project 2006-2007 (Qld Health)
The Infant Nutrition Project 2006–2007 conducted by three health service districts in South East Queensland was undertaken to measure a number of breastfeeding practices in a large cohort of women and determine progress towards these targets and to build an evidence base from which
to inform the planning of future breastfeeding interventions.

Optimal infant nutrition: evidence based guidelines 2003-2008 (now extended to 2010)
The Strategic Policy Framework for Children’s and Young People’s Health aim's to ensure that pregnant women, mothers, families, carers, health care workers and the wider community are aware of the health benefits of optimal infant nutrition and recognises optimal infant nutrition as a key outcome area for improving the health of children.

Rebirthing: report of the review of maternity services in Queensland (2005) The review of Maternity Services examines services for pregnancy, birth, and post-birth care across Queensland and recommends various strategies to enhance choices for women.

The Best Start: Report on the Inquiry into the health benefits of breastfeeding(2007)
The House of Representatives Health and Ageing Committee 22 recommendations into new ways to lift rates of breastfeeding to ensure the youngest and most vulnerable members of the community get the best start in life.

Exploratory Research Regarding Infant Feeding Attitudes and Behaviours (Woolcott Report)
The Federal Department of Health and Ageing's report into
infant feeding attitudes and experiences, in order to understand how decisions about infant feeding are made and what barriers and enablers influence breastfeeding initiation, continuation and cessation.

Please use these sites at your own discretion. The information provided on these websites doesn’t necessarily reflect the attitudes and values of mbc, and mbc makes no warranty to any services or products offered by these sites.

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