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Breastfeeding Comprehensive information regarding breastfeeding on the Cuidiú National website This HSE website contains information on the benefits of breastfeeding, advice, and supports available to breastfeeding mums. The Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland provides support, education and networking for those who specialise in assisting breastfeeding women and their babies. The La Leche League website provides information and support for breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women  A group formed by mothers to help women achieve their desired breastfeeding experience. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett’s Seven Natural Laws of Breastfeeding for Nursing Mothers. A really great website for practical breastfeeding information and advice. Website of the Newman Breastfeeding Clinic and Institute. Lots of great breastfeeding video clips.

Information on Paced Bottle Feeding Paced Bottle Feeding



Hand expression video


Hand expression video - Stanford method


Latching and positioning resources


Breastfeeding attachment - how baby gets a good latch (for mothers)


Breastfeeding attachment - how baby gets a good latch (for healthcare workers)


Flipple technique


How to get a deep latch (in pictures)


Breastshaping and the sandwich hold


Laid back breastfeeding


Short video showing laid back breastfeeding position


Short video on natural/laid back breastfeeding position


How to breastfeed in the side lying position


Inverted and flat nipples


The importance of skin to skin and how it benefits your baby


Hypoglycemia or low blood sugars in the newborn baby - Dr. Jack Newman


Breastfeeding in the first hour


Finger feeding with a syringe


The Fourth Trimester


Baby's Second Night


Breastfeeding your newborn - what to expect


The size of a newborn's stomach


Dr. Jack Newman's Visual Guide to Early Breastfeeding


Breast compressions


Sleepy babies


Jaundice resources


Reverse pressure softening for engorgement


Breastfeeding in the early days - how to avoid sore nipples


How to put on a nipple shield


A tongue frenulum versus a tongue tie


A tongue restriction isn't always a tongue tie


What to expect after a tongue tie release


Vasospasm and Raynaud's Phenomenon


The clock and early breastfeeding


Why there's no need to "stretch out the feeds"


Breastfeeding and normal baby behaviours in an abnormal society


The importance of responsive feeding


Low milk supply 101


How milk production works


Foremilk/hindmilk and weight gain


The myth behind calories and hind milk


What a full breastfeed looks like


Growth spurts


Cluster feeding and fussy evenings


Windy babies - what's normal?


How much when baby spits up


Paced bottle feeding


Another video on paced bottle feeding


Breastmilk storage and handling


What's going on with your 3,4 and 5 week old baby


How to cope with the reality of life with a baby


Evidence-based information on normal infant sleep


Follow Lyndsey Hookway on Instagram for evidence-based information and tips on infant sleep


What to do when you feel like sleep training your baby


How to encourage better sleep without sleep training


The Safe Sleep Seven - how to bedshare and cosleep safely




My breasts feel empty, has my supply decreased?


The distractible baby


Expressing to have a "stash" of breastmilk - is it necessary?


Plugged ducts and mastitis


More info on blocked ducts, mastitis and how to clear a blocked duct


When breastfeeding is hard


Follow Lucy Webber IBCLC on Instagram - what's going on with my 4 month old


The 4-5 month sleep regression


The 8-10 month sleep regression


Back to work and breastfeeding tips


Partial weaning and combination feeding


Tips for gentle night weaning


Dr. Jay Gordon's Gentle Night Weaning Method


Stopping breastfeeding




Cuidiú Breastfeeding Counsellors' contact details


Find a lactation consultant (IBCLC)


Breastfeeding with diabetes


Mastitis - simple explanation of inflammatory and infective

Pregnancy and Birth The Independent Guide to  Maternity Services in Ireland. The Association for Improvements in Maternity Services in Ireland is a voluntary organisation which campaigns for mother- and baby-friendly birth services. The Homebirth Association of Ireland, an organisation that gives support and information to women considering a homebirth. Information about doula services in Ireland. Information about pregnancy yoga classes and teachers in Dublin.

Support for Parents Irish Premature Babies is a voluntary organisation that provides support and advice to parents of premature babies. Post-natal depression Support Services A Cork-based organisation that provides support and advice for women suffering from postnatal depression and their families. Website of The Miscarriage Association of Ireland, a charitable and voluntary body that provides help and support to parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage. A Little Lifetime Foundation website. This organisation provides support to parents and families of ababy has died at birth or is expectecd to die bshortly after birth. Parentline is a voluntary organistion which runs a helpline that provides support, guidance and information to parents and guardians. This website provides information on pregnancy, fatherhood, money and legal issues and health and lifestyle matters exclusively for Irish Dads and Dads-to-be. One Family provides support services for one-parent families in Ireland and the professionals working with them. The Family Support Agency website has information about family resource centres around Ireland which provide low-cost counselling services. Anam Cara Parent Bereavement Support for parents and families who have lost a child.

Support for Children and Teenagers Part of the ISPCC, Childline provides free and confidential support for children and teenagers under 18. Rainbows Ireland provides support and help for children affected by separation and bereavement. A specialised support service for teenagers whose parents are going through a divorce or separation.

Cancer Support Action Breast Cancer is Ireland’s leading provider of breast cancer information and support. Services include the National Cancer Helpline. Website for The Marie Keating Foundation, an organisation which aims to raise awareness of cancer and related issues, and to provide support for anyone affected by cancer. A breast cancer support group with a difference. The Plurabelle Paddlers have set up a dragon boat racing team for women who have been through breast cancer. A fundraising initiative which organises walks around the country to raise funds for breast cancer support programs and research. Breast Cancer Ireland is a charity that raises money for breast cancer research. It aims to find new and improved ways of treating patients with breast cancer.

Special Needs Enable Ireland provides free services to children and adults with disabilities and their families. The Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland website. This is a support group for families who have a child with asperger’s syndrome. Help, information and support for anyone affected by Down Syndrome. The Special Needs Parents Association is a national parent-run organisation which provides support and information for families who have children with disabilities and special needs.

Legal/Financial Information Information, advice and advocay on a wide range of public and social services in Ireland. The Money, Advice and Budgeting Service is a free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt. FLAC (Free Legal Aid Centres) offers some basic, free legal aid services to the public.

Parenting and Pregnancy Forums Comprehensive and up-to-date information on all aspects of pregnancy and parenthood. Online chat forums on parenting related topics such as pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding,  relationships, parenting, health and more. Information, articles, forums, blogs and online shop for Mums and Mums-to-be.

Things To Do for Kids and Babies Events, classes and things to do for kids in the Dublin area.

My Kids Time: Local listings for activities, classes and events for kids.


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