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Online Support

As well as being a great source of information, the internet can also be a great place for finding breastfeeding support.   Here are just a few of the many online Irish support options available to you: Friends of Breastfeeding: Did you really think we wouldn’t be on this list?  Your number one go to spot for all things breastfeeding in Ireland and a great place to keep up to date on everything that’s happening at Friends of Breastfeeding.  Find out what types of support are available in your area  and check out our upcoming events, ongoing projects and how...

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Local Support

Breastfeeding Support Groups in Ireland Friends of Breastfeeding groups offer incredible support to the mothers attending. Support groups are run by many organisations across the country. The details of some of the larger organisations, including Friends of  Breastfeeding, are in the following link. For details of other local groups, please contact your public health nurse or register for a Friends of Breastfeeding Buddy Our Mum2Mum support groups are run by FoBF volunteers who are breastfeeding mothers just like you. Our groups offer peer support, empathy, and an opportunity to form new friendships with mums who are on the same journey as you ....

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PRESS RELEASE: Friends of Breastfeeding Awards Gala & 10th Anniversary Celebration

Aoife Hearne Dietitian (Operation Transformation), Virgin Media Ireland‘s Ireland AM , Ciara Whelan (The Holiday Show), Microsoft Ireland and Cara Alexander ( Mrs Ireland 2019), were among the award recipients who attended the 3rd annual Friends of Breastfeeding Awards which took place on Saturday 5th of October in Clontarf Castle Hotel. The Awards were extra special this year as Friends of Breastfeeding are also celebrating their 10th Anniversary. Aoife Hearne of operation transformation, won the Advocate of the Year Award (sponsored by HipBaby Ireland), the dietitian is a huge breastfeeding advocate and on the committee of Baby Feeding Law...

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Aras An Uachtaráin Latching On Morning

We were honoured to be invited again to an utterly amazing day hosted by our Friends of Breastfeeding, Advocate of the Year 2018, the wonderful Sabina Higgins. Sabina Higgins hosted the annual “Latching On” morning at Áras an Uachtaráin, as part of National Breastfeeding Week 2019.  She welcomed up to 100 breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Representatives from Friends of Breasting, Cuidiú, La Leche League of Ireland and The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland were among those in attendance.   President of Ireland:  Sabina host ‘Latching-On’ morning as part of National Breastfeeding Week 2019    ...

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Components of Human Milk

As you might guess from this list, human milk is such a complex substance, it is impossible to replicate! Water Carbohydrates (energy source) Lactose Oligosaccharides (see below) Carboxylic acid Alpha hydroxy acid Lactic acid Proteins (building muscles and bones) Whey protein Alpha-lactalbumin HAMLET (Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made Lethal to Tumour cells) Lactoferrin Many antimicrobial factors (see below) Casein Serum albumin Non-protein nitrogens Creatine Creatinine Urea Uric acid Peptides (see below) Amino Acids (the building blocks of proteins) Alanine Arginine Aspartate Clycine Cystine Glutamate Histidine Isoleucine Leucine Lycine Methionine Phenylalanine Proline Serine Taurine Theronine Tryptophan Tyrosine Valine Carnitine (amino acid compound...

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