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Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge 2013

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Calling all breastfeeding mothers, are you ready to rise to the Challenge? On Saturday, October 5th 2013 at 11:00am, breastfeeding mothers in Ireland will gather together in venues across the country to take place in the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge, a worldwide initiative that aims to highlight the importance of breastfeeding and breastfeeding support.  This year will mark the fourth year that Ireland will participate in the event. The first Challenge event in Ireland took place in Mahon Point Shopping Centre in Cork in 2010 where there were 106 children and 98 mothers, Last year’s event saw over 500 mothers in Ireland sitting down to nurse their children together.

The Challenge first took place in the Canadian province of British Columbia in 2001. In 2012 there were 3,934 children in 9 countries who took part in the Breastfeeding Challenge. In both 2011 and 2012, Ireland took both first and second place for the highest number of nursing babies latched on simultaneously on one site in Dublin and Cork respectively. In 2011, there were 8 sites in Ireland with 392 babies, and in 2012 there were 12 sites with 536 babies.

This year, Friends of Breastfeeding are hoping to have an even greater number of sites with even more mothers and babies!

So far there are Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge events being hosted in the following sites:

Cork

SMA Parish Hall, Wilton, Co. Cork. Contact Martina, martinabeckett@hotmail.com

 

Dublin:

Frangos, Dundrum TC. Contact Lisa Finnegan, challenge@friendsofbreastfeeding.ie

City West Shopping Centre. Contact Karen, karenivers1@gmail.com

Esquires Café, Airside, Swords. Contact Abina, abina@friendsofbreastfeeding.ie

ALCI Conferece, Green Isle Hotel, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Contact Margaret,

info@alciireland.ie

 

Donegal

Spraoi agus Sport, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. Contact Helen, info@spraoiagussport.ie

Costa Coffee,  Forte Retail Park, Letterkenny Contact Joleen  joleenkuyper@gmail.com

 

Galway

Oranmore Community Centre, Oranmore, Co. Galway. Contact Claire/ Erin,

Claire.kelly20@gmail.com, erin@starvingartistink.com

Knocknacarra Community Rooms, Galway

Kerry

Little Star Baby Shop, New Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Contact Eibhlin, eibhlinmg@yahoo.com

 

Kildare

The Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. Contact Nicola, nicolabermingham@yahoo.com

 

 Laois

Mill Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Contact Carrie, m2m@friendsofbreastfeeding.ie

 

Limerick

The Parent and Child Resource Centre, Eastway Business Park, Co. Limerick. Contact

MaryAnne/ Oonagh, ma_daly@hotmail.co.uk, omaguire09@gmail.com

 

Louth

DKIT, Dundalk Contact Jennifer/ Heather  heather@becketts.ws

 

Waterford:

The Book Centre, Waterford City. Contact Marika,

marika_bourke@hotmail.com

Community House, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Contact Ciara,  kittythehare1@hotmail.com

 

 

WestMeath

Belvedere House and Gardens Mullingar Contact Sharon hickey beehan, s.hick@hotmail.com

 

Further potential venues include Letterkenny, Navan, Athlone, and more!

If you would like to organise a venue in your area, please email

challenge@friendsofbreastfeeding.ie

 

 

 Pre Registration Form

Please fill out the following form to let us know if you are planning on attending one of our events.   Don’t worry if you do not pre register though! You are still welcome to participate on the day.

 

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