Armagh Breastfeeding Support Group successfully took part in the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge 2012, on Saturday 29th September, to help join in a global event to raise public awareness of the need for proper information and support for breastfeeding families and to normalise breastfeeding in society.
The challenge originated in the Canadian province of British Columbia back in 2001 when 856 babies and their mothers sat down to nurse simultaneously at 11.00am at 26 different sites. The Challenge has since grown to become an annual global event.
Despite the fact that Ireland has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world, this year Irish mothers and babies took part in the Irish leg of the Challenge in eight venues nationwide, which saw nearly 500 children breastfeeding simultaneously.
Armagh Breastfeeding Support Group hosted the only Northern Irish Challenge event in Dobbin Street Community Centre, Armagh where 16 mums and 16 babies successfully all latched on at 11.00am. The Armagh event managed to beat numbers in 3 other Irish venues, which isn’t bad for their first time taking part.
Armagh Breastfeeding Support Group would like to thank everyone who helped make the event a great success. The group meets every Wednesday at 11.30am in Dobbin Street Community Centre, Armagh. New mums and mums-to-be are always welcome.
For further information please contact Anna McCann on 075 48114087.