Celebrating breastfeeding!

From 1st – 7th August is World Breastfeeding Week, a great opportunity to celebrate and promote breastfeeding. Your Public Health Nurse will be able to give you great support and advice for breastfeeding and many PHNs are involved with support groups around the county. The support of other mums is really important when you are breastfeeding so why not find a breastfeeding support group near you. Have a look at the Parent Hub website under the services section but here are a few to get you started. Many of these are run by La Leche League or Cuidiú. Even if you are expecting your baby at the moment it can be great to go along to a Breastfeeding Support group before your little one is born.

Monday in Stranorlar, the Hatter Tearoom from 10.00 -12.00 with Jan 0860700402

Tuesday the Lake of Shadows Buncrana from 10.30 – 12.00 – phone Eilis for further details 0877460249

Wednesday in Spraoí agus Spórt Carndonagh from 10.00 – 12.00. Phone 0749373303 or 0868420203 for further details

Thursday Dizzy Rascals in Letterkenny from 12.00 – 1.30 with Deirdre who is a Cuidiú breastfeeding counsellor. 0876369008

Thursday Breastfeeding Clinic from 2.30 – 5.00 in the Breastfeeding Drop-In Room on Floor B, the Maternity Unit, Letterkenny University Hospital. You can also phone the clinic during these hours on a Thursday afternoon 074 91045 or contact the Parentcraft Midwife Geraldine Hanley on 0749123552

Thursday in St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre from 10.30 – 12.30. Phone the centre on 074 9148551 for further details.

World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August 2017

Do you know that World Breastfeeding Week is just around the corner? Running from 1 – 7 August 2017 this week promotes and celebrates breastfeeding as being good for babies, good for women and good for the environment. The week is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action and you can find their website at  http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/

Breastfeeding.ie is a really good Irish site with plenty of advice, support and information for mums who are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding. Check out their website here:- https://www.breastfeeding.ie/

Keep an eye on the Parent Hub website and Facebook for further information and articles about breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week. If you have any groups or events happening please let us know and we will publicise them for you. Just email us on parenthubdonegal@gmail.com