If you would be interested in starting a Friends of Breastfeeding group in your area please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Athlone Springs Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
First Tuesday of the month, 10am-12pm. Contact Emma on 087 2870838
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:
SMA Parish Hall, Wilton, Co. Cork. Contact Martina, email@example.com
Frangos, Dundrum TC. Contact Lisa Finnegan, firstname.lastname@example.org
City West Shopping Centre. Contact Karen, email@example.com
Esquires Café, Airside, Swords. Contact Abina, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALCI Conferece, Green Isle Hotel, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Contact Margaret,
Spraoi agus Sport, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. Contact Helen, email@example.com
Costa Coffee, Forte Retail Park, Letterkenny Contact Joleen firstname.lastname@example.org
Oranmore Community Centre, Oranmore, Co. Galway. Contact Claire/ Erin,
Knocknacarra Community Rooms, Galway
Little Star Baby Shop, New Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Contact Eibhlin, email@example.com
The Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. Contact Nicola, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mill Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Contact Carrie, email@example.com
The Parent and Child Resource Centre, Eastway Business Park, Co. Limerick. Contact
MaryAnne/ Oonagh, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
DKIT, Dundalk Contact Jennifer/ Heather firstname.lastname@example.org
The Book Centre, Waterford City. Contact Marika,
Community House, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Contact Ciara, email@example.com
Further potential venues include Letterkenny, Navan, Athlone, and more!
If you would like to organise a venue in your area, please email
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.
If your boobs could talk, they’d ask you to walk, jog or run the 2013 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon for Friends of Breastfeeding. It’s a great oppurtunity to get fit and Raise money for a good cause. The marathon takes place on 3rd June at 2pm. Each participant will receive a sponsored t-shirt which will be sent to you prior to the event.
The monies raised from this event will go a long way to enabling Friends of Breastfeeding to continue to provide breastfeeding mothers with the information and support options to enable them to have the breastfeeding experience they choose.
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You can request a sponsorship card from us or sign up at http://www.sponsor.ie/]www.sponsor.ie Nominate Friends of Breastfeeding as your chosen charity and post your personal link to friends and family worldwide via the internet.
The All About Baby Fair is back again! After the huge success of last year’s event, Friends of Breastfeeding are pleased to announce that we will be doing it all again this year! If you are interested in booking a stall, please check out our Exhibitor Information Page.