Portlaoise hospital hosts National Breastfeeding Week event

Portlaoise hospital hosts National Breastfeeding Week event

Breastfeeding mums and babies from the Portlaoise area are invited to Portlaoise Hospital to meet the midwives and some other staff members, to introduce them to breastfeeding babies who are more than a few days old.

Women are encouraged to bring their friends and relatives to come along to thel informal event which takes place on Friday, Octobar 7 at 3.30pm as part of National Breast Feeding Week.

The event, which is organised by the La Leche League, Portlaoise takes place just to the left of Reception in Portlaoise Hospital in the Cardiac Rehab room.

Refreshments will be provided.

The catering staff at the hospital needs to have an idea of numbers so if you and your baby can come, contact Shirley, La Leche League, Portlaoise by txt or What'sApp (087 6978488).

Shirley Butler, Co-Leader, La Leche League, Portlaoise.

National Breastfeeding Week 2016 runs from October 1–7.

In addition to monthly meetings, many LLL groups have organised special events to mark the occasion.

The La Leche League says events this wee are the perfect place for a mother to receive the support she needs in a friendly, non-judgmental environment. Visit the webpage to view upcoming events and to discover how to avoid or overcome breastfeeding challenges or locate your nearest LLL Leader and Group. Information can be found on our website www.lalecheleagueireland.com or in your local telephone directory.

Mothers are invited to share how LLL has helped them on the LLL Ireland Facebook page during National Breastfeeding Week. Visit www.facebook.com/LaLecheLeagueIreland and share your positive LLL story.