Breastfeeding is not always straightforward. Sharon Ní Chonchúir speaks to three mums who persevered despite encountering difficulties
Helen O’Callaghan hears about the benefits of breastfeeding.
Dutch airline KLM has come under fire for requesting breastfeeding mothers cover up to prevent other passengers being offended.
Barnardos has defended its choice of sponsor for its Big Toddle event after a group of high-level academics wrote a letter to the charity expressing concerns.
Ireland’s “first official breastfeeding-friendly church” has joined a calling for greater understanding of breastfeeding in public places.
There is a substantial return from investment in breastfeeding, with mothers, babies, and wider society benefitting.
Schools must allow teachers paid breastfeeding breaks for up to two years after the birth of a child, under an 18-month extension agreed by the Departm
Academics and the HSE’s National Breastfeeding Coordinator have written to the organisers of the country’s biggest pregnancy and baby show asking them to reconsider its choice of sponsor.
Wealthy countries are not doing enough to track levels of breastfeeding within a baby's first hour of life, global health leaders have said.
America, once the land of mom and apple pie, has shamefully used its superpower weight against a small Central American country that had the temerity to consider proposing,
A mother who was told not to breastfeed her baby at a GAA match, says she was left "shocked" and "embarrassed".
It’s difficult to talk about breastfeeding in a productive way right now, writes Amy Brown.
Dietitian Aoife Hearne is at the 32-week stage of pregnancy. The early days and weeks of a newborn are her favourite — and that includes breastfeeding.
Breastfed babies are less likely than bottle-fed infants to suffer from eczema as teenagers, research suggests.
Breastfeeding rates in Ireland are increasing steadily, but the gap between North and South is getting wider.
Why has the country with the worst breastfeeding rate in the developed world just axed its international breastfeeding development programme?
Jen Hogan is well used to dealing with negative comments about breastfeeding her 22-month-old. As we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, she explains why it’s the best option for her and her child.
Women should be able to take breastfeeding breaks at work for up to one year after birth, the Labour Party has said.
Fianna Fáil says a proposed cut to funding for a breastfeeding campaign is short sighted and should be reversed.
Andrea Mara encountered a difficulty breastfeeding her third child, but medics diagnosed a quick and easy solution.
Australian Senator Larissa Waters has become the first politician to breastfeed in the nation's Parliament.
Poll finds over 75% of fathers are involved in breastfeeding decision.
New research shows the need for more supports for breastfeeding mothers, while a survey of women who gave birth four months before found that more than a third were in distress for a variety of reasons.
Helen O’Callaghan says mothers need to rediscover breastfeeding.
New parents will know just how difficult it can be to just get out of the house and enjoy something as simple as eating out.
A ‘breastfeeding welcome here’ sign has been launched to help normalise breast-feeding in public.
Suzanne Harrington and Colette Keane debate when is the right time to stop breastfeeding a child.
Women who keep to a healthy weight and breastfeed their babies may help cut the chance of their offspring developing fatty liver, research suggests.
Ah breastfeeding in public, the domain where everyone feels like they have all the answers.
Mother’s milk can increase the chances of a child growing up obese, suggesting that breast is not always best, research has shown.
A mother could be sent to jail after falsly claiming a security guard took her baby while she was breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding does little to improve a child’s intelligence, despite the widespread belief that “breast is best” for IQ, research has shown.
Broadcaster Dil Wickremasinghe fed son Phoenix live on air today and everyone thinks it was great. Except for one caller… there's always one.
What happened when a woman breastfed her son live on Irish telly?
Barely half of women giving birth in Irish maternity hospitals breastfeed at birth and one-third of these give up within a fortnight.
A woman who claimed a Primark security guard grabbed her child from her while breastfeeding has been summoned to court.
Two women golfers have resigned and another is facing a disciplinary hearing for “unbecoming behaviour” over comments allegedly made about a mother breastfeeding in the clubhouse.
Caroline Starmer shared her story on a breastfeeding support Facebook page.
We are treating children for conditions they would not have if they had been breast-fed, writes Victoria White
Six months of breastfeeding may cut disease risk by 19%, says study
A craze for breastfeeding selfies is fuelling an atmosphere which makes mothers who bottlefeed feel “judged at every turn”, campaigners have warned.
New mums taking selfies while breast-feeding their babies is expected to be one of the big new parenting trends for 2015.
New mothers who successfully breastfeed their babies are less likely to suffer postnatal depression, research suggests.
A study has found that while more than three-quarters of new mothers will try breastfeeding their baby at least once, by the time of discharge from hospital more than half will have stopped.
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