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The BFHI in Ireland was highlighted as an exemplar programme in WHO/UNICEF events marking 25 years of the global BFHI. As well as a presentation at an event at WHO, Geneva, Ireland was included as one of 13 countries in a publication from UNICEF: Working to Improve Nutrition at Scale documenting country experiences in implementing the Baby-friendly Hospital (Health) Initiative over the 25+ years of its existence. 7MB file UNICEF Working to Improve Nutrition at Scale  implementing the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative case studies.jpg (180022 bytes)
Limerick Person of the Month (August 2017) was jointly awarded to Margaret Hynes and Margaret O'Leary, University Maternity Hospital Limerick in recognition of their work in "going above and beyond" in supporting breastfeeding over many years. 2 Margarets Limerick Leader award.JPG (433806 bytes)
Sustainable Health Care: Environmental Effects of Infant Feeding. Researchers at the University of Limerick, in an Environmental Protection Agency funded project, found that 61 percent of ready to use breast milk substitutes purchased by the maternity hospitals were unconsumed and ended up as waste into the environment. University Maternity Hospital Limerick  and Cork University Maternity Hospital participated in the project. Read Health Matters Summer 2017 article Infant Feeding Waste Infographic UL-EPA.png (511495 bytes)
Achieving Baby Friendly Designation. Powerpoint show presented by South Tipperary General Hospital at the Midwives’ Conference South-South West Hospital Group, Cork May 3, 2016. Click here for Powerpoint show. STGH Achieving BFHI designation image.jpg (93577 bytes)
Every Breastfeeding Makes a Difference. A Breastfeeding project produced by the 2012 intake of BSc Midwifery students in the University of Limerick as part of the “Protecting, supporting and promoting breastfeeding module” and Breastfeeding Week 2015, visually shows how babies grow with breastfeeding and give a message for each time period. Now on display in the University Maternity Hospital Limerick UL student midwives Every Breastfeed makes a difference photo.JPG (343529 bytes)
Implementing Skin-to-skin contact as routine practice for babies. Cavan General Hospital 2014 Poster 2014 implementing Skin-to-skin contact as routine practice for babies Cavan rec'd May 2015.jpg (219706 bytes)

The Development of Antenatal Information Classes. Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar 2014

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Neo natal unit of UMHL makes huge breastfeeding strides. Health Matters March 2015

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Improving the Provision of Expressed Breast Milk in the Neonatal Unit: A Quality Initiative. Galway University Hospital 2014-2015

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Local camogie champion joins with staff at South Tipperary General Hospital to celebrate their Baby Friendly Hospital award Health Matters Winter 2015 STGH BFHI Award Health Matters.jpg (107913 bytes)
Training for the BFHI Cup. Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, 1999 Training for the BFHI cup OLOL 1999.jpg (950915 bytes)
Celebrating 10 Years of Baby Friendly Accreditation - Portiuncula Hospital  Health Matters May 2015 Baby Friendly Portiuncula Health Matters 2015.JPG (207763 bytes)
Breastfeeding: Nature's Way. Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, 2009 OLOL Nature's Way 2009.jpg (512072 bytes)




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