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Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge 2017

 Invite all your breastfeeding friends! 

On Saturday, 30th September 2017 at 11:00am, breastfeeding mothers in Ireland will gather together in venues all 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 seventh 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.

The first ever Challenge 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. Our numbers have been growing each year, with normally approximately 18 venues around the country between 2013 -2016.

This year, Friends of Breastfeeding are hoping to have even more mothers, children and babies!

Pre-registration will be available soon for those who wish to.

Keep checking in for updates like exact venue locations and new locations on the Facebook event HERE

****Locations across the country are;****

* Cork – Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Upper Food Court
* Dublin – Rua Red,Blessington Rd, Tallaght, Dublin 24 (Next to LUAS stop at the Square Shopping Centre)
* Dublin – Starbucks, Ashleaf Shopping Center, Crumlin
* Dublin – Rotunda Hosptial, Parnell Square E, Rotunda, Dublin 1
* Dublin – Swords Esquires Coffee House/Airside
* Dublin – M&S Cafe (Inside, NOT outside as last year) Liffey Valley
* Dublin – Costa, Nutgrove, Dublin 14
* Dublin 4 -Panda Play Cafe, 28A Anglesea Road
* Dublin – Insomnia, Navan Rd, Dublin 7
* Donegal – The Exchange, Castle Ave, Buncrana
* Galway – House Hotel, Merchants Road Lower
* Kerry – Ashe Hotel,Maine Street, Tralee
* Kerry – Ballinskelligs (Contact Sorcha on 0872951323 for exact address)
* Kildare – Wellness Centre, Kilcock,
* Kildare – Snugglebugs, Unit 1, Monread Commerical Park, Naas
* Limerick – Drombanna Day care centre, Drombanna (Next door to the Four Elms pub)
* Limerick – The ALCI Conference, Radisson Blu Hotel (All welcome to Challenge, not only delegates)
* Louth – Starbucks, Lawrence centre, Peter st, Drogheda
* Meath – Esquires Cafe, Navan Shopping Centre
* Mayo – Tumble Jungle, Bunree Road, Ballina
* Tipperary – Hidden Cafe, Place4U, Morton Street, Clonmel
* Waterford – Ardkeen Public Library, Dunmore Road
* Westmeath – Monksland Community Centre, Old Tuam Road, Monksland, Athlone
* Westmeath – Esquires Coffee Shop, Harbour Place Shopping Center, Mullingar
* Wexford – The Maldron Hotel

More are to be confirmed and do keep getting in touch with if you’d like to get involved by adding a location for your area.