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Why is Ireland lagging behind on breastfeeding compared to other countries?

According to the World Health Organization, breastfeeding for the first six months is highly recommended for infants. However, Ireland has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates compared to other high-income countries. Ciara spoke to Professor Louise Kenny, Executive Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Liverpool & Professor of Maternal and Foetal Health.

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06.45 9 Jun 2023


Why is Ireland lagging behind on breastfeeding compared to other countries?


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06.45 9 Jun 2023


According to the World Health Organization, breastfeeding for the first six months is highly recommended for infants. However, Ireland has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates compared to other high-income countries.

Ciara spoke to Professor Louise Kenny, Executive Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Liverpool & Professor of Maternal and Foetal Health.


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