Category Archives: Breastfeeding

Birth story of my son Beineán

I wrote these words especially for my beautiful boy Beineán, so he would always know the story of how he came to be born into this world, if he wanted to. I share them now for anyone who likes to … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding in Ireland: the Difference Between “Promotion” and “Protection”

It was the kind of morning where I was feeling sluggish from less a than-adequate –night’s-sleep and a busy week so far. I was on my third cup of tea. And then I saw this article in the Irish Independent: a … Continue reading

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RTÉ and the BAI : it’s reasonable to jeer breastfeeding

Back in January 2012, RTÉ’s Four Live show (now discontinued) aired a jarring live interview by Maura Derrane with Niamh O’Connell about breastfeeding “older” children. I complained, and I know a lot of others did too. “And My Baby” blogger … Continue reading

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Ireland: the land that forgot breastfeeding

TIME magazine recently cashed in on a current, strained Western attitude to breastfeeding. They published a beautiful, quirky breastfeeding photograph on their cover and gave it what I would call a contentious caption. It brought enormous mainstream media attention to … Continue reading

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