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START

A new campaign encouraging parents and guardians to start making healthy choices for their children is live. The HSE is working with safefood and Healthy Ireland to encourage and inspire parents to start making healthier lifestyle choices for children. Acknowledging that it may not be an easy task, the campaign emphasises that just one daily win can start kids on the way to a healthier life. Watch out for the START advertisements on TV, radio, cinema and digital channels. Visit www.makeastart.ie

Cuidiu - Irish Childbirth Trust

Cuidiú - The Irish Childbirth Trust provide support services in Antenatal and Birth Preparation, Breastfeeding, Postnatal and Parenthood.  Cuidiu is a nationwide group and has a diverse programme of events and activities running throughout the country in local Branches including antenatal classes, breastfeeding support groups, mother and baby groups and postnatal support groups. Visit the Cuidiú website»

La Leche League in Ireland

The La Leche League in Ireland is a voluntary organisation which provides information and support to women who want to breastfeed their babies. Accredited La Leche League Leaders organise monthly meetings and are also available at any time to speak with a mother in person or on the telephone.  Leaders are volunteer mothers who have enjoyed nursing their own babies and who see the importance of helping other mothers develop a happy nursing relationship. Visit the La Leche League in Ireland website»

Friends of Breastfeeding

Friends of Breastfeeding works to ensure that women in Ireland achieve their desired breastfeeding experience. They network to connect women in Ireland who want to breastfeed with their local support system. They also work to build communities of supportive friends, family and health professionals - “friends” of breastfeeding. Visit the Friends of Breastfeeding website»

Caring for your baby

Caring for your Baby and Caring for your Child website and booklets aim to help you to care for yourself and your child during your child's first five years. Public Health Nurses give these booklets to every new parent during their visits and we have developed the content as an online resource also. We asked parents what information they needed. They said they wanted common-sense information and tips on the general care of their child, their child's growth and development, what to do if their child has a problem and who to get in touch with for more help and support. Visit the Caring for Your Baby Website»

breastfedbabies.org

The Northern Ireland Health Promotion Agency's breastfeeding website provides a wide range of information about breastfeeding for mothers and employers in Northern Ireland. Visit breastfedbabies.org»

The Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland

The purpose of the Association of Lactation Consultants Ireland (ALCI) is to promote the professional development, advancement and recognition of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants ( IBCLC) for the benefit of breastfeeding infants and children, mothers, families and the wider community. Visit the ALCI website»

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in Ireland

The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global campaign by the World Health Organisation and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) which recognises that implementing best practice in the maternity service is crucial to the success of programmes to promote breastfeeding.Visit the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Website»