Research & reports
- National Infant Feeding Survey 2008
The National Infant Feeding Survey undertaken in 2008, examines infant feeding practices in Ireland, determines the rate and duration of breastfeeding, the factors influencing women to breastfeed and the reasons why women stop breastfeeding.
- Competence Framework for Breastfeeding Support
The Competence Framework for Breastfeeding Support was developed in 2015 by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, in conjunction with the Association of Lactation Consultants Ireland; HSE and the Education and Training Subgroup of the National Breastfeeding Strategy Implementation Committee.
- Breastfeeding on the Island of Ireland Report
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) recently published a new all-island report Breastfeeding on the island of Ireland, which highlights that breastfeeding rates are increasing across the island of Ireland but the gap between North and South is getting wider. Data shows age, income and nationality influence breastfeeding rates.
- Barriers to breasfteeding UCD Report 2010
An assessment of the barriers to breastfeeding and the service needs of families and communities in Ireland with low breastfeeding rates This study undertaken by the UCD School of Public Health and Population Science in conjunction with the HSE, explores the factors contributing to the low breastfeeding rates in vulnerable and socio-economically disadvantaged mothers, and makes recommendations to address their needs.