Hi everyone,

Did you hear the wonderful news? Emeritus Professor Colin Binns was acknowledged as a Companion (AC) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his ‘distinguished service to medical research, to tertiary education, to public health policy and human nutrition’. ABA would like to congratulate him and acknowledge the contribution his work has made to knowledge and policy on infant feeding.

As you would remember we had the Live Panel to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the WHO Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. Did you miss it? No worries as you can view it here. There are Professional Development points available for those who need them (one E-CERP).

Not only that but we also have the wonderful Amanda Donnet with her presentation from our Health Professional Seminar series called ‘Finding peace in a pandemic’. Don’t we all need a bit of that? You can view it here and collect pre-exam hours plus professional development points (and hopefully a bit of peace in your life).

If you are not already a professional member of ABA or you are due for renewal soon, why not get in before the 30 June to include the cost in this year’s tax return? Check here to see the inclusions. Being an ABA Professional Member helps you to stay in touch with the latest research and events to support you in your work with mothers and babies.

Our Fact Sheet this month is on Breastfeeding an infant with Down syndrome. Along with the fact sheet for you, we of course have our popular booklet available for the mums of babies with Down syndrome that you work with.

Here at ABA, we are always on the lookout for beautiful breastfeeding images and would love any that include you alongside a mum and baby/child. If you would like to share any images that you may have, please be in touch with us by email at: bir@breastfeeding.asn.au and I will provide you with a permission form. It is important not to have brand names in the shot. However, sometimes they can be blurred out and it is always good not to have the mother’s head cut off. Don’t ask for much, do I? Great breastfeeding photos can be hard to come by in the usual stock images and we love to keep our publications and webpages looking as fresh as possible.

Take care,

Naomi Hull

Senior Manager, Breastfeeding Information and Research