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ABA Portland celebrates 40 years

MAY 4, 2023, marks an important milestone for an essential Portland community service: 40 years of continuous support and education to local breastfeeding mothers and their families through the Nursing Mothers Association of Australia (NMAA).

Now known as the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA), the support group was initially called the Nursing Mothers Association because the group “wasn’t allowed to use the word ‘breast’ in the phone book”, said Lynda Cooper, a veteran of the national association’s Portland Group. We’ve come a long way.

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