Calls for more breastfeeding friendly areas

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There are calls to make Ireland more friendly towards breastfeeding.
The National Women’s Council is urging shops, restaurants and other public spaces to put up signs which welcome new mums to feed their babies.
The rate of breast-feeding here stands at just 56 percent, compared to a UK rate of over 80 percent.
Director of the Women’s Council is Orla O’Connor.
“Well what we’re saying is is that we think we think mothers should be supported to breast feed, and how to do that is we need to make public and private comfortable and welcome for that to happen” she said.
“For example, one of the things might be signage that might say this is a breastfeeding friendly place; and of course all places should be – but the signage might actually help and be supportive to mothers” she added.


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