Month: October 2018

Ireland’s eight annual Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge

Ireland’s eight annual Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge, organised by Friends of Breastfeeding, had it’s highest number of participating venues ever, with 26 locations, across 15 counties. The event saw an amazing 308 mothers, and 318 nursing children, coming together in public locations, to breastfeed simultaneously at exactly 11am sharp, in an effort to normalise breastfeeding and to put a spotlight on breastfeeding support. The record number of locations taking part, to breastfeed en masse, kicked off National Breastfeeding Week here in Ireland with a bang! Galway City Library was the most successful Irish venue this year. The Challenge takes place...

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The Friends of Breastfeeding Awards

The Friends of Breastfeeding Awards is our annual event to recognise and honour those who contribute to fostering a positive breastfeeding culture in Ireland. Past award winners have included Sabina Higgins, Dil Wickremasinghe, Jen Hogan, Ray D’Arcy, Samantha Mumba, Faye Dinsmore, Philomena Canning and PayPal. Award Winners 2018 – Breastfeeding Advocate of the Year: Sabina Higgins – Journalist of the Year: Jen Hogan – Media Feature of the Year: Dil Wickremasinghe – Special Recognition Award: Philomena Canning – Breastfeeding Supporter of the Year: Rebecca Murphy – Breastfeeding Mum of the Year: Ciara Reid – Healthcare Professional of the Year:...

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