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Yankee
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Post by Yankee » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:56 am

Hi everyone

I'm 16 weeks pregnant with my first (yay!) and the ABA was recommended to me by a friend. I plan on joining in a month or two when I'm closer to my due date, but in the meantime I've been reading the ABA website and these forums. I thought I'd stop lurking and introduce myself!

So hello everyone!

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Post by jessles » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:18 pm

Hi!

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Post by Little Tiggermum » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:37 pm

Hi,
you might want to book into a BEC soon if you are interested in doing them... they tend to book out fairly quickly.
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Post by katsbi » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:25 pm

Hi :D :smt006 and welcome :-D
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Post by Yankee » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:01 pm

Little Tiggermum wrote:Hi,
you might want to book into a BEC soon if you are interested in doing them... they tend to book out fairly quickly.
Hi Tiggermum, what's a BEC? (I checked, it's not on the abbreviations list!)

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Post by katsbi » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:45 pm

Yankee wrote:
Little Tiggermum wrote:Hi,
you might want to book into a BEC soon if you are interested in doing them... they tend to book out fairly quickly.
Hi Tiggermum, what's a BEC? (I checked, it's not on the abbreviations list!)
Breastfeeding Education Class https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/classes :-D
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Post by Baby Blue Eyes » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:47 pm

Hi and welcome. Congratulations on your pregnancy, the 1st is always the most exciting and scary but the women here can certainly help you through
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Post by manomummy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:59 pm

:smt006 hello and welcome.
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Post by s squirrel » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:45 pm

Hello and welcome :smt040
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Post by Esther » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:53 pm

Greetings :-D
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Post by Snake Hips Mcroy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:28 pm

Hi and welcome!

I found the aba so amazing when my son was a newborn. My friend lent me her old copies of Essence (the aba magazine that u get when ur a member) and I poured over every word as I was nailed to the couch breastfeeding for 10 hours a day! It totally reassured me that it was ok to be nailed to the couch for 10 hours a day. And plus I learnt so much - I didn't even know that supply = demand until I came across aba... There's so many useful things to learn : )
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Post by ClOuD_NiNe » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:02 pm

Hi and welcome! I wish I had known about the ABA when I was pregnant with my first, I didn't join until he was 3 months old. Enjoy! :D
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Post by millimum » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:12 am

Hello, welcome, and congratulations!

I wish I'd joined as early as you did - it would have made the start of my breastfeeding journey so much easier!

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Post by Yankee » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:57 am

Yep I only came across the ABA because my friend wished she had joined before she had her son! Otherwise I wouldn't even know it existed.

So far I think the 'breastfeeding plan' link was the biggest eye-opener for me - when I get into my third trimester I'm going to print it out and discuss it with my OBS and my husband.

Oh and I've figured out how to make a counter for my signature! I couldn't find it in any of the help threads but I clicked on someone else's on accident and though, oh, this must be where you make them. :lol:
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Post by fellare » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:09 am

welcome and congrats!
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