The Rotunda hospital promotes breastfeeding as the healthy way a woman
can feed her baby. Research shows that breastfeeding can really help to start
your baby off on the road to good health.
The World Health Organisation
(WHO) states that breastfeeding is the best form of nutrition for infants
and recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life
and thereafter infants should receive complementary foods with continued
breastfeeding up to 2 years of age or beyond.
There is, however, more to breastfeeding than simply providing food. The
very intimate relationship that develops between a breastfeeding mother
and her baby can also help the behavioural and emotional development of
the baby. During the antenatal period, the doctors and midwives will discuss
breastfeeding with you and answer any questions you may have.
Environmentally, breast milk has no waste products and leaves no
Breast milk is FREE, convenient, clean and safe – always available at
the right temperature anytime.
We hold antenatal breastfeeding workshops on Tuesday evenings from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm and Thursday evenings
from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm. All women are encouraged to attend this
workshop once during pregnancy from 28 weeks onwards. This session
is in addition to the parent education classes, which all women are
encouraged to attend. Early booking is advisable as these sessions are
Please phone 01 8730596 or 8730632 to book your place.
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