Talking point: Breastfeeding versus bottlefeeding

According to a recent publication by the Growing up in Ireland study, Ireland has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world.  

In studio to discuss the issue were:

Victoria White, columnist with the Irish Examiner.

Barbara Scully, writer and presenter with Dublin South FM.

Dr Caitriona Clear, Lecturer in History, NUI Galway.

Siobhan Hourigan, HSE National Breastfeeding councillor,

A number of mothers also joined the debate:

Annemarie Horan,

Annie Kane

Emma Hayes staff writer at family friendly hq and blogs at

Sinead Fox blogs at

Yaz  O’Connor