Feeding the Future: Shared Responsibility

Ahead of National Breastfeeding Week 2022 we are remembering last year’s event to mark the occasion.

Our joint event with the National Women’s Council of Ireland featured a passionate and moving keynote speech delivered by President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and Mrs Sabina Higgins.

You can watch President Higgins speech HERE

Or watch the entire webinar back HERE

Hosted by Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, with panelists:

• Laura McHugh, HSE National Breastfeeding Coordinator

• Prof. Gerard Hastings OBE, Professor Emeritus Stirling University, author of the research paper ‘Selling Second Best – How Infant Formula Marketing Works’

• Dr Meredith Kinoshita, Paediatric and Neonatal Specialist Registrar, lead author of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland’s Breastfeeding Position Paper of 2021

• Deborah Byrne, Bainne Beatha and new mother who will speak about her recent experience of breastfeeding in Ireland

• Orla O’Connor, Director of National Women’s Council

• Dr Liz O’Sullivan, Dietitian and Nutrition Researcher TU Dublin and member of Baby Feeding Law Group Ireland

Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill progresses

Great to watch the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill debated in the Dáil last week and progress to Select Committee Stage.

Imelda Munster TD summed it up nicely saying “Protecting our children from advertising by multi billion global corporations is the least we can do as legislators”.

You can watch the debate HERE Minister Catherine Martin begins the Second Stage debates from 07:08:45