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# Breastfeeding

Last year
Seanad motion to call for breastfeeding lessons to be taught in Irish schools
A motion is being brought forward by Green Party senator Pauline O’Reilly in an effort to boost Ireland’s low breastfeeding rates.
Parents to get five days unpaid leave to care for sick children
Paid breastfeeding breaks will also be extended from six months to two years.
All time
Opinion: If breast is best - then why are Ireland's breastfeeding rates so low?
Fianna Fáil councillor Deirdre Geraghty-Smith says the legislation around marketing of follow on milk should be addressed again and more support should be given to new mothers.
Mothers 'unlikely' to pass Covid-19 on to newborn babies via breastfeeding if precautions are taken
The findings were part of a preliminary study published in The Lancet.
The importance of Rachel McAdam's viral breast pump pic can not be understated
A photographer captured her pumping on set.
'I feed my baby in cafés, airplanes & churches... it can be difficult, but it's so worth it'
Sadly, just stating the scientific and biological facts on breastfeeding is often misinterpreted to be a judgement on other women’s choices, writes broadcaster Wendy Grace.
A new study has found that adults who were breastfed as babies earn more than those who were not
The findings suggest that a higher rate of breastfeeding could lead to ‘substantial returns’ for national economies.
I know breast is best, but here's why I stopped feeling ashamed about bottle feeding
Let’s support mums whatever their situation is, writes Sheena McGinley.
Poll: Do you think breastfeeding is promoted enough?
National Breastfeeding Week was launched yesterday.
Opinion: 'Fussing about low breastfeeding rates reeks of mother-shaming'
World Breastfeeding Week should be about promoting existing supports, not questioning our rates writes Adrienne Corless.
Khloe Kardashian says she has been shamed for not breastfeeding her daughter
Khloe explained that she simply is not able to breastfeed.
13 reasons I'm secretly looking forward to breastfeeding again
In two months I’ll be back on the lactation train, but it’s not all bad news, writes Chrissie Russell.
Transgender woman able to breastfeed in first recorded case
A combination of medicines and hormones was able to induce lactation, and the baby’s growth and feeding habits were all normal.
Can I have a glass of wine? 8 questions about breastfeeding and booze - answered
There’s a lot of confusion around alcohol and breastfeeding. We spoke to an expert for some clarity.
'Shocked and disappointed': Pressure mounts to restore funding for breastfeeding support initiative
The HSE said it plans to provide funding for a new, revised model.
12 mothers share their best (and funniest) breastfeeding stories
“In the throes of passion I suddenly realised I was spraying my boyfriend with a leaking left breast.”
Poll: Should Irish children be taught about breastfeeding in school?
At the start of World Breastfeeding Week, British child experts have called for such education to be introduced in Britain.
9 things I wish I'd known about breastfeeding
Turns out the things I’d learned from TV sitcoms weren’t true, writes Chrissie Russell.
Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'
Maternity leave should be a universal right regardless of whether you are elected or unelected, writes Jennifer Whitmore.
Enough of the guilt: Breastfeeding isn't always an option or the right thing to do
I refuse to be judged any further than I have already judged myself on the matter, writes Jennifer Ryan.
Politician makes Australian history as she becomes the first to breastfeed in parliament
Senator Larissa Waters fed her two-month-old daughter as she returned to work for the first time since giving birth.
Ireland's breast milk bank is running very low on supply
There’s only two weeks of supply left at the island’s only milk bank.
Sabina Higgins invites 200 mothers and babies to a breastfeeding morning at the Áras
Nurses, mothers, grandmothers and children flocked towards the Áras yesterday for a breastfeeding event organised by Sabina Higgins.
6 big questions about breastfeeding, answered by an expert
We speak to a breastfeeding expert from the HSE.
Sabina Higgins to host special breastfeeding morning at the Áras
Sabina will welcome mothers and their children next week.
Dublin Airport admits that controversial breastfeeding sign "could have been worded better"
The sign was taken down shortly after being put on the door of the airport’s ‘designated baby feeding room’.
Irish women who give birth at home are much more likely to breastfeed
Only 60% of Irish women begin breastfeeding, compared to a European average of around 90%.
DUP MP says that public breastfeeding is "exhibitionism"
Sammy Wilson is against mothers breastfeeding their children in the House of Commons.
This mam had the last laugh on coworkers who had been stealing milk from the fridge
Ice cold.
This mam went viral after she stopped her own wedding to breastfeed her daughter
“That moment when you’re getting married and your baby gets hungry”
This 'Breastfeeding Welcome Here' sign is coming to a cafe near you
And more businesses are being urged to join in.
This mother found a clever way to hit back at critics of her breastfeeding photos
“I bet this won’t be reported because you can see this picture in every mall you step into.”
This mam found a clever way to hit back at critics of her breastfeeding photos
“I bet this won’t be reported, because you can see this picture in every mall you step into.”
This mam's response to breastfeeding shamers has taken off on Facebook
She certainly called them out.
'He’s used to it. He’s got bigger t*** than me!' - Robbie Keane responds to Roy
Ireland’s captain has had a hectic few days but insists he is ready if called upon to take on Germany.
12 things I wish someone had told me before having kids
You can live without sleep, but you cannot live without coffee, writes Claire Micks.
How breastfeeding has brought me closer to my baby daughter
Nothing compares to the pure job of seeing her relax while I feed her.
A woman breastfed her baby live on Irish TV today
And the reaction was mixed.
A woman breastfed live on TV3 today, and the audience went mad
Several viewers have declared they will not be watching the programme again.
So here's why you shouldn't breastfeed after applying fake tan
Oh dear.