Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge

Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge 2018

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Would you like to help normalise breastfeeding in Ireland and connect with local mothers, right now? Friends of Breastfeeding are hosting the Irish leg of one of the biggest breastfeeding challenges around the world, the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge 2018.
On Saturday 29th September mothers will be gathering in various locations across the country to come together and breastfeeding their children. Registration is at 10.30am with latch on at 11am so be sure to be in and settled before that time!
Kids and partners are very welcome.

Previously Ireland has won 1st and 2nd place in the world for most mothers breastfeeding in the one place and all mothers that come to take part each year get a Certifcate to mark the occassion.

***CURRENT LOCATIONS***
(More can be added by contacting fobfchallenge@gmail.com)

Clare/Tipperary- Killaloe, Killaloe Hotel (library room)

Cork – City Library

Cork- Bantry, Organico Cafe

Dublin- Swords, Esquires Coffee House

Dublin- Santry, Gourmet Food Parlour, Northwood

Dublin- Tallaght, Rua Red

Galway- City Library

Kerry- Tralee, Ashe Hotel

Kildare- Kilcock Wellness Centre

Kildare- Maynooth, Glenroyal Hotel (ALCI Conference- All mums welcome to the challenge even if not attending the conference)

Leitrim- Carrick-on-shannon, Cineplex

Limerick- Drombanna Day Care Centre (next to the Four Elms pub)

Tipperary- Clonmel Garden Centre

Waterford- Ardkeen Library 1st floor Ardkeen Shopping Centre

Waterford- Dungarvan Library

Westmeath- Athlone, Monksland Community Centre

Wexford- Talbot Hotel

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Save yourself and organisers time on the morning by pre registering here

 

If you’d like to see this event in your area it’s simple to get involved. Just let us know the venue you’d like added to our list for mums to attend and we’ll send you everything you need. Venues can be big or small, a shopping centre, your own home, a community centre, sports hall, local cafe, hotel, library, anywhere. If you’d like to make a difference just email fobfchallenge@gmail.com and spread the word with your friends and breastfeeding groups to join the fun while helping to create change. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

 

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 Looking forward to seeing you at the Challenge to kick off NationalBreastfeeding Week together!

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/