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Feeding the Future: Shared Responsibility

Monday, October 04, 2021

Feeding the Future: Shared Responsibility

To mark National Breastfeeding Week the National Women's Council and Baby Feeding Law Group Ireland are co-hosting an online webinar on Monday 4th October from 12.30pm to 2pm.Hosted by Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, the webinar will explore the different ways society needs to better protect and support breastfeeding, highlight the role breastfeeding can play in addressing women's health inequalities and examine the major hurdles to be overcome for breastfeeding and infant nutrition to be adequately protected from commercial influences. We have an excellent panel to lead this discussion:

  • Laura McHugh, HSE National Breastfeeding Coordinator
  • Prof. Gerard Hastings OBE, Professor Emeritus Stirling University, author of the research paper 'Selling Second Best - How Infant Formula Marketing Works'
  • Dr Meredith Kinoshita, Paediatric and Neonatal Specialist Registrar, lead author of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland's Breastfeeding Position Paper
  • Orla O'Connor, Director of National Women's Council

Liz O'Sullivan, Dietitian and Nutrition Researcher TUI Dublin and member of Baby Feeding Law Group Ireland will provide concluding remarks and we will also hear from a new mother on her experiences of breastfeeding in Ireland.

We hope this event will be very interactive so please do bring questions and comments. We look forward to seeing you on 4th October.

If you require ISL please contact Susan McCormack Susanmcc@nwci.ie and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Starts: 4 October 2021 12:30
Ends: 4 October 2021 14:00