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National Breastfeeding Week

Well Baby Breastfeeding Clinic in Galway City

The Well Baby Breastfeeding Clinic at Shantalla Health Centre was established late 2021 as a joint initiative of the Department of Neonatology in University Hospital Galway and the Galway Public Health Nursing Department. The clinic is governed by Dr Ethel Ryan, Consultant Neonatologist and Helen Martin, Director of Public Health Nursing, Galway Primary Care.

Top tips for breastfeeding from the Maternity Department in Portiuncula University Hospital

National Breastfeeding Week is marked each year from 01 to 07 October, it is an opportunity to discuss the importance of breastfeeding as the normal and healthy way to feed babies and young children. Breastfeeding gives babies the best start for a healthy life and it protects both mother and baby, the health benefits are undisputed. It is also crucial that women are empowered, enabled and supported on their breastfeeding journey.

Sligo University Hospital breastfeeding initiative launched by Sabina Higgins

An initiative at Sligo University Hospital to help breastfeeding mothers get off to a better start was launched by Sabina Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin on 29 September.  

Portiuncula University Hospital Celebrates National Breastfeeding Week

Portiuncula University Hospital celebrated National Breastfeeding Week this week by welcoming author Maria Casey to the hospital to talk about the importance of supporting and promoting breastfeeding.

Saolta staff mark National Breastfeeding Week

Saolta staff mark Breastfeeding week

Saolta staff from Portiuncula University Hospital and University Hospital Galway marking National Breastfeeding Week.