Breastfeeding mothers, and mums to be from Tallaght attended a special ‘meet and greet’ and health information morning, as part of Tallaght Welcomes Breastfeeding. More than 40 breastfeeding mothers attended the event at the Civic Theatre, as well as expectant mothers and grandmothers. The event was part of the Tallaght Welcomes Breastfeeding (TWB) project, which was established almost a year ago to boost breastfeeding in Tallaght, by the Fettercairn based Childhood Development Initiative (CDI).
HSE Senior Clinical Psychologist Ciara McCarthy spoke with mothers about how breastfeeding enhances the relationship with their child – and Public Health Nurses, Community Dieticians and a Speech and Language Therapist attended to provide advice and support. The Coordinator of CDI’s Ante-natal to Three programme Emma Reilly said it was “great to see expectant mothers who were looking to connect with breastfeeding supports before the arrival of their babies”. She said it had been a busy few weeks for Tallaght Welcomes Breastfeeding, as it was shortlisted in the Irish Healthcare Centre Annual Awards at the end of September. In early October it was one of a small number of community programmes invited to Áras an Uachtaráin to be greeted by the President’s wife Sabina Higgins.
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CAPTION CDI staff, local health professionals and mothers attended the Tallaght Welcomes Breastfeeding visit to Áras an Uachtaráin, at the invitation of Sabina Higgins.