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06 Jul 2022

'We're Breastfeeding Friendly Laois'

Laois Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is launching new initiative

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Julie Scully, Healthy Ireland Coordinator, Dan Bergin, Laois PPN, Amna Naveed & Ibrahim, Anne Marie Kirrane, Senior Staff Officer, Laois County Council, Bríd Brophy, La Leche League Pic:Michael Scully

Laois is taking the lead with a new project to support breastfeeding.

Laois Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is launching 'We're Breastfeeding Friendly Laois' on Friday, October 1.

The project, which is supported by Healthy Ireland, aims to help improve the health and wellbeing of breastfeeding mothers, babies and their families by encouraging businesses, organisations and community groups to become ‘Breastfeeding Friendly’.

In seeking to meet those aims, the organisers say the campaign will:

  • Support business, community and public service settings to welcome breastfeeding mothers and families
  • Support breastfeeding mothers and families to be active in the community
  • Support parents during the key life transition of becoming a parent
  • Support a strong culture of connectedness, - between agencies, communities and mother, family, baby, and community.
     

It is claimed that the initiative is very simple and cost-free for a business, group or organisation to sign up to.

People who are interested are asked to Please join Laois LCDC and the other groups involved on Friday, October 1 at 10am on Facebook for the online launch by Mr Frank Feighan, Minister of State for Public Health, Wellbeing & the National Drugs Strategy.

https://www.facebook.com/LaoisCountyCouncil/

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