National Breastfeeding Week Event - Monday 4 October, 12.30pm to 2pm

29 Sep, 2021

To mark National Breastfeeding Week, TU Dublin Researcher Dr Liz O'Sullivan will participate in an event co-hosted by the National Women's Council and Baby Feeding Law Group Ireland on Monday, 4 October from 12.30pm to 2pm.

Hosted by Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, the webinar will explore the different ways society needs to better protect and support breastfeeding, highlight the role breastfeeding can play in addressing women's health inequalities and examine the major hurdles to be overcome for breastfeeding and infant nutrition to be adequately protected from commercial influences. The panel discussion will include:

  • Laura McHugh, HSE National Breastfeeding Coordinator,
  • Prof. Gerard Hastings OBE, Professor Emeritus Stirling University, author of the research paper 'Selling Second Best - How Infant Formula Marketing Works,'
  • Dr Meredith Kinoshita, Paediatric and Neonatal Specialist Registrar, lead author of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland's Breastfeeding Position Paper
  • Orla O'Connor, Director of National Women's Council

Dr Liz O'Sullivan, Dietitian and Nutrition Lecturer/Researcher TU Dublin and member of Baby Feeding Law Group Ireland, will provide concluding remarks. The event will also hear from a new mother about her experiences of breastfeeding in Ireland. It is designed to be interactive, so please do bring questions and comments.

If you require ISL, please contact Susan McCormack,

The NWC gratefully acknowledges the funding provided by HSE Health and Wellbeing to support this work.

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