Special Message From Jack Newman

New! A message from Jack Newman wishing luck to all participants in the Irish Breastfeeding Challenge.


National Breastfeeding Week 2011 – Events

Click on link to check out events taking place nationwide for National Breastfeeding Week 2011



This year we are delighted to be participating in the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge 2011 (more info and Ireland’s scores last year can be found at www.babyfriendly.ca)

The 2011 Breastfeeding Challenge is taking place across the world on 1st October 2011 from 9am-1pm and aims to have as many children as possible breastfeeding simultaneously. Friends of Breastfeeding are organizing the Irish leg of the Challenge.

We aim raise awareness of breastfeeding and to normalize breastfeeding in public.

There will be display stalls, free refreshments, spot prizes and face painting for the kids. The “latch on” and official count will take place at 11 am sharp. Mothers can register by emailing enquiries@friendsofbreastfeeding.ie or on the day from 9.30am to 10.30am or after the latch on between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

Certificates of participation will be presented to all nursing pairs. Our fantasic YouTube video which so many of you contributed to will also be launched at the event

To download Info from Quintessence Foundation about the event click here

Click one of the thumbnails below to see the posters for the event. Feel free to print them and share them.


Challenge Venues: Citywest Shopping Centre (Dublin) and Mahon Point Shopping Centre (Cork), Cafe4u Bridge Centre (Tullamore), Tumble Jungle Ballina (Co.Mayo), Raheen Woods hotel Athenry (Galway), Old Cork Road (Limerick)

Dublin – Jolene Keating & Fiona Daly
Cork – Maria Moulton & Annette Walsh
Tullamore – Sarah Sherlock
Mayo – Sinead Hanley
Galway – Claire Kelly
Limerick – Laura (085-7305363)

Pre-register for any venue by email your Name, Child’s Name and Venue to enquiries@friendsofbreastfeeding.ie

**For Citywest, Please note that you must still confirm your attendance at Premaman, Citywest Shopping Centre registration desk on the day**

**For Cork and Tullamore, Please note that you must still confirm your attendance at the registration desk on the day**

Upcoming YouTube video…

Watch this space for our upcoming YouTube video!
We’d love to see your funny, weird, cute and outrageous so submit photos of your baby/toddler to enquiries@friendsofbreastfeeding.ie by early August 2011.

Make sure you have the permission of the people in the images.

Please feel free to put our poster up on noticeboards and health centres or just send to your friends. You’ll find it here.

More on the project here.

NEW Greetings Cards available…

Click here to preview and purchase these lovely cards