The latest in the Wexford Library’s Parenting Today series is titled Feeding the Future: Breastfeeding Support in County Wexford and will be available online from Thursday, October 6 at 7 pm. This video was recorded to support breastfeeding parents in County Wexford and to celebrate National Breastfeeding Week which runs October 1-7. It offers practical, down-to-earth advice with a wide range of useful information to guide you in accessing any assistance you need locally. The recording features Siobhán Sinnott HSE – Child Health Program Development Manager, Stephanie Murray – Clinical midwife breastfeeding specialist at Wexford General Hospital, Nuria Tasies – Midwife Domino and breastfeeding consultant at the hospital General of Wexford, Alexandra Fenton – Breastfeeding Advisor with Ciudiú, and breastfeeding parent Jenny Trout and her son Oisín.
The video can be accessed via a link on the Wexford Library website starting Thursday, October 7. Siobhan Sinnott said she was delighted to have worked with everyone involved in the video recording to “educate people about all the services that work together and are available in Wexford to help mothers breastfeed.”
“Although it has been a difficult time for breastfeeding women and breastfeeding support services during the pandemic, services have adapted to the challenge of providing more virtual and online services to breastfeeding mothers,” adds Siobhan . Face-to-face breastfeeding meetings were allowed to restart. La Leche League, Friends of Breastfeeding and Ciudiu all plan to start face-to-face meetings while continuing virtual meetings as well. “
Please visit mychild.ie for breastfeeding information and support and details on breastfeeding support group meetings. You can also check out these groups on Facebook and Instagram. In addition to these aids, HSE’s online breastfeeding service, ask our expert, is accessible via mychild.ie. La Leche League is hosting an outdoor reunion on Thursday, October 7 at 10 a.m. at the Cozy Cottage Cafe, Gorey. Pre-booking is essential via private message on www.facebook.com/LaLecheLeagueArklowandEnniscorthy