Laois declares ‘We’re Breastfeeding Friendly’ coincided with National Breastfeeding Week 2021


Laois Local Community and Development Committee (LCDC) , supported by Healthy Ireland and Laois County Council,  launched ‘We’re Breastfeeding Friendly Laois’ – a campaign that 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’.

The  launch of this Healthy Ireland initiative by Laois LCDC on the 1st October, 2021,  coincided with National Breastfeeding week is 1-7 October 2021,  with this year’s theme ‘Feeding the future: Supporting breastfeeding through a pandemic and beyond’.

In seeking to meet those aims, the We’re Breastfeeding friendly Laois 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.

Businesses/organisations and groups can now Sign up  online to this initiative  by logging onto the Healthy Ireland page of www.laois.ie  and the link is available by clicking on https://laois.ie/were-breastfeeding-friendly-laois/

 

You might also wish to watch the We’re Breastfeeding Friendly  Laois promotional Video here:

https://youtu.be/VnA–NnQP9M

For more information on breastfeeding and breastfeeding supports available. See www.breastfeeding.ie  www.mychild.ie   www.lalecheleagueireland.com www.cuidiu.ie

Further information on this initiative and other Healthy Ireland initiatives is available by contacting the Healthy Ireland Team in Laois County Council at email:  healthylaois@laoiscoco.ie