Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to our frequently asked questions below.

Breastfeeding Review

Breastfeeding Review is the peer-reviewed professional journal of the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) and is distributed three times per year, in March, July and November.

Breastfeeding Review publishes articles and information on human lactation and its management, including original research papers, scientific findings, case studies, articles on social and ethical aspects of lactation, reviews and letters. The submission of papers and articles is welcomed; all are subject to peer review.

You will have online access to the published articles and will receive a hard copy, unless you opt-out in your membership profile.

Monthly eNewsletter

Once a month you will receive by email a newsletter. Each month the newsletter will contain news from ABA, and the wider lactation community, along with downloadable lactation fact sheets to support you in your work with families. These fact sheets can be found by clicking on the ‘fact sheet’ tab in the website menu.

You will have member-only access to an evidence-based ‘Feature article’ on a current topic of interest or new research in lactation. These are filed on the website and searchable for finding at a later date.

You will have member-only access to the latest research summaries. These summaries will be based on 4-6 research papers published in the last month. These will also be filed and searchable by topic on the website.

Discounted Online Education Modules

Access to discounted Online Education Modules (with CPD/CERP) – 1 module included annually.

These modules are available via our LMS which requires members to signup.  Discount coupons will be provided at the time of joining as an ABA Professional Member.

Consultations with Scientific Information Officer

Consultations with our Scientific Information Officer via online contact form.

We aim to answer your questions regarding the latest evidence on particular breastfeeding-related issues within 5 working days or less.

Essence Magazine

‘Essence’ is ABA’s member magazine for especially for parents. It features up-to-date information on a range of breastfeeding and early parenting topics, real-life stories, reviews, tips and practical suggestions.

Essence is a great resource for health professionals who would like to keep up-to-date with the information parents are receiving and the issues they are facing.

Essence is also available in bulk amounts of 10, 20 or 50 copies per issue. It is ideal to provide this for your patients or clients to read while they are visiting you, or as a staff development tool.

To order bulk copies per issue please visit the main ABA website.

Discounts on Resources

  • Discounted registrations for ABA events (with CPD/CERP)
  • 20% off Brodribb, W. (ed) 2019, Breastfeeding Management in Australia. 5th ed. Australian Breastfeeding Association, Victoria. – ABA’s textbook for health professionals
  • 10% off ABA shop

Contact info@breastfeeding.asn.au for your discount on books and other resources

Institutional Members

Comparison between Institutional Member inclusions and regular member inclusions.

Institution interim plan A ‘member’ (paid)
Yes – although you will only have one log in for our member only features at this stage including Breastfeeding Review online access. Monthly newsletter with member only inclusions such as fully referenced feature article and summaries of latest breastfeeding related research.;
Yes Stay in touch with News Alerts
1 staff member Access to discounted Online Education Modules (with CPD/CERP) – 1 module included annually.
Yes x 1 copy Breastfeeding Review – Online access to research papers and hard copy x 3/yr
Yes x 1 copy Online and hard copy (Australian postal addresses only) Essence.
Only up to three staff will have access to discounted registration for ABA event Discounted registrations for ABA Events
Yes Access to Scientific Information Officer for queries
Yes for your organisation only, not individual employees. Discount on resources – 20% off Breastfeeding Management Australia, 10% off ABA shop via info@breastfeeding.asn.au

1. How do I purchase a professional membership for the first time?

You can sign up for an annual professional membership or quarterly membership via the following link – https://abaprofessional.asn.au/memberships/ .

2. My professional membership is about to expire – how do I renew my membership?

You can renew your professional membership via the following link – https://abaprofessional.asn.au/account/?action=subscriptions . NB. You will be prompted to log into your professional account by entering your username and password. If you experience difficulties accessing your account, please refer to Question 4.

3. I’m an ABA volunteer with a personal membership – is there a discount if I would like to purchase a professional membership? 

If you are a current ABA volunteer with a personal ABA membership, then you are eligible to receive a discount off a new professional membership – the current 2020 joining price is $95 instead $195. From January 1st, 2021 this will rise to $135 instead of $235. Please contact ABAs Reception via email (info@breastfeeding.asn.au ) or phone (03 9690 4620) in order to receive your voucher code. The voucher code can be entered at the payment stage upon the purchase of an annual professional membership.

4. I am unable to log into my professional account using my username and/or password – what do I do? 

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing your professional account, please ensure you are logging in using the following ‘ABA for Health Professionals’ website – https://abaprofessional.asn.au/ and not the standard ABA website – https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au .

If you are still unable to log into your professional account, please send an email to abaprofessional@breastfeeding.asn.au including your full name associated with the account and a contact telephone number. You will be contacted back within 3-5 business days.

5. How do I update my personal details such as my address, contact number or email address?

You can update your personal details via the following link – https://abaprofessional.asn.au/account/?action=home. NB. You will be prompted to log into your professional account by entering your username and password. If you experience difficulties accessing your account, please refer to Question 4.

6. How do I update my magazine subscription preferences for Essence and Breastfeeding Review?

You can update your magazine subscription  preferences via the following link – https://abaprofessional.asn.au/account/?action=home. NB. You will be prompted to log into your professional account by entering your username and password. If you experience difficulties accessing your account, please refer to Question 4.

7. I opted for a hard copy of the Essence magazine but received a digital copy via email – will I still receive a hard copy?

All professional members receive a bonus digital copy of Essence and if you have opted to receive a hard copy, this will be posted to the address provided when you first signed up for a professional membership. There is usually a time lag between the digital copy and the hard copy arriving in your mailbox. If you need to update your address details, please refer to Question 5.

8. Where do I find the discount voucher codes for the online education modules?

If you purchased a professional membership in 2020, a ‘Welcome Email’ would have been sent which includes details of the discount voucher codes for the online education modules. Alternatively, details of the voucher codes can be found via the following link – https://abaprofessional.asn.au/professional-development/ . NB. You will need to be logged into your professional account first. If you experience difficulties accessing your account, please refer to Question 4.

9. I am unable to log into my Learning Management System (LMS) account in order to complete the online education modules – what do I do?

If you are experiencing difficulties with logging into the LMS in order to complete the online education modules, please ensure you have created a new account first. You will be required to set up a new username and password for the LMS as it is a separate system from the professional membership website.

If you are still unable to log into the LMS, please send an email to LMS@breastfeeding.asn.au

10. I am unable to print my certificate following completion of an online education module – what do I do? 

Upon successful completion of an online education module, a certificate will automatically be sent to your email address as a PDF document. The certificate can be saved to your electronic device but unfortunately the option to print them has been disabled in order to ensure the integrity and security of the data listed.

11. Who can I contact if I have a query relating to my professional membership?

Enquiries can be sent through the ‘Contact Us’ page via the following link – https://abaprofessional.asn.au/contact-us/ . Alternatively, please send an email to abaprofessional@breastfeeding.asn.au including your full name associated with the account and a contact telephone number. You will be contacted back within 3-5 business days.