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Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge

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 fobfchallenge@gmail.com if you’d like to get involved by adding a location for your area. 

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Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge 2016!

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Calling all breastfeeding mothers:

Are you ready to rise to the Challenge?

FOBF are looking for volunteers to organise venues for the 2016 Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge in their locality. If you would like to get involved in organising a venue in your area, please contact us at: fobfchallenge@gmail.com.

On Saturday, October 1st 2016 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 fifth 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 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. Our numbers have been growing each year, with 18 venues around the country in both 2013,  2014 & 2015 and over 500 mothers and children taking part.

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

 

Information on challenge venues and preregistration is available at

https://www.facebook.com/events/1269049056440612/?ti=ia

Keep checking in for updates. If your area isn’t listed, it is easy to organise. Contact fobfchallenge@gmail.com for more information

Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge 2015!

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*****PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSED******

 

Calling all breastfeeding mothers, are you ready to rise to the Challenge? On Saturday, October 3rd 2015 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. Our numbers have been growing each year, with 18 venues around the country in both 2013 and 2014, and over 500 mothers and children taking part.

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

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

 

Spraoi agus Sport, Carndonagh, CO. Donegal

Costa Coffee, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

The Exchange, Castle Ave, Buncrana, Co. Donegal

Esquires Coffee House, Airside, Swords, Co. Dublin

Frangos, Dundrum, Dublin 16

Red Cow Morans Hotel, Dublin 24 (Attendees of Zacharys journey fundraising event only),

North Wexford,

Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare,

Nenagh, Co. Tipperary,

ALCI Conference, Co. Tipperary (for conference attendees only),

Mahon Point Food Court (Upper Level), Cork,

Costa Coffee, Carraroe Retail Park, Co. Sligo,

Huckleberry Den, Navan, Co. Meath,

Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath,

The Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone, Co. Roscommom,

Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford City,

Drombanna Day Care Centre, Limerick,

North Wicklow Country Market, Newcastle Community Centre, Co Wicklow

Kilmore Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan

 

Pre registration is now closed.

Please not, it i not a requirement to have pre registered! Anyone who wants to attend a challenge venue can register at the venue on the morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breastfeeding Challenge Results

What a FABULOUS day for Breastfeeding in Ireland!! Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this such a wonderful day. To the mothers and babies who took part, the family and friends who showed up to support them and to everyone who supports breastfeeding in Ireland, Thank You. Two of our Irish sites (Cork and Dublin) are currently ranked first in the world in the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge. To check out pictures from our Dublin, Cork and Limerick venues, click on the links below.

Cork

http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/j326/Jolene_Keating/Breastfeeding%20Challenge%20Cork/

Dublin

http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/j326/Jolene_Keating/Breastfeeding%20Challenge%20Dublin/

Limerick

http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/j326/Jolene_Keating/Breastfeeding%20Challenge%20Limerick/