Help and Support in Ireland

www.breastfeeding.ie  The HSE’s breastfeeding website.

https://www.cuidiu.ie  Cuidiu voluntary breastfeeding counsellors run breastfeeding support groups provide telephone support. The Cuidiu Dublin South West website is www.cuidiudsw.ie and the Dublin South East website is www.cuidiudse.ie

https://www.lalecheleagueireland.com/  La Leche League Ireland leaders provide help and information to breastfeeding mothers at their monthly meetings and over the phone.

http://www.friendsofbreastfeeding.ie/  Friends of Breastfeeding is a voluntary organisation which runs mother-to-mother breastfeeding support groups and a Breastfeeding Buddy scheme in some areas.

http://www.alcireland.ie/ The Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland website, which has a directory of IBCLCs in private practice.

http://www.nurturecharity.org/ Nurture is a charity that provides support for women’s mental health around the area of depression in pregnancy, fertility issues, post-natal depression and grief.

http://www.irishprematurebabies.com/ The Irish Premature Babies charity provides a wide range of help and supports to the families of preterm babies.

Breastfeeding Websites

This is a really comprehensive source of up-to-date evidence-based information about breastfeeding. All you need to know is here! https://www.kellymom.com

Breastfeeding Network Medications and Breastfeeding Factsheets https://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/drugs-factsheets/

The Nancy Mohrbacher YouTube channel features very useful, short videos on latch, positioning and getting comfortable while breastfeeding. https://www.youtube.com/user/NancyMohrbacher

Global Health Media Breastfeeding Videos on latch and attachment https://globalhealthmedia.org/videos/breastfeeding/

Antenatal Expression of Colostrum https://www.gestationaldiabetes.co.uk/colostrum-harvesting

The First Hours After Birth http://yogadublin.com/blog/2017/03/10/the-first-hours-after-birth-and-why-they-matter

Tips on Getting Started https://www.voya.ie/en/ie/10-Helpful-Tips-to-get-breastfeeding-off-to-a-good-start/cc-109.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0qhMwQX9F5SHbpH9BY4ElnRz2Izj_NjB2–8xWZtokHDMB95qJh-hsiac

Video on Attaching Baby to the Breast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjt-Ashodw8&app=desktop

Evidence-based articles on why breastfeeding matters and the normal process of breastfeeding by IBCLC Diane Weissinger. http://www.normalfed.com/why/

Breastfeeding articles by paediatrician Dr Jenny Thomas http://www.drjen4kids.com/

Hands-On Pumping https://med.stanford.edu/newborns/professional-education/breastfeeding/maximizing-milk-production.html

Finish at the Breast Supplementation http://www.lowmilksupply.org/finishatthebreast.shtml

Information and support for mothers who are breastfeeding and experiencing low milk production. http://lowmilksupply.org/

Switch Nursing Technique for Oversupply http://nurturedchild.ca/index.php/breastfeeding/challenges/oversupply-forceful-letdown/

Breastfeeding with large breasts. http://breastfeeding.support/breastfeeding-with-large-breasts/

Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Baby https://balancedbreastfeeding.com/breastfeeding-the-late-preterm-infant-36-37-weekers/

Breastfeeding a Baby with Down Syndrome http://www.ndsccenter.org/wpcontent/uploads/CDSS_breastfeeding_brochure.pdf 

Breastfeeding after Hyperemesis https://www.hyperemesis.ie/get-help/hg-and-breastfeeding/

PCOS and Breastfeeding http://www.mobimotherhood.org/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-and-breastfeeding.html

Sucking Exercises http://feedthebabyllc.com/suckling-exercises/

Rapid Weaning https://www.bflrc.com/ljs/breastfeeding/dryupfst.htm

Rebirthing http://blissfulbirths.net/?page=Rebirthing

Infant Sleep

Evidence-based information on biologically normal infant sleep https://www.isisonline.org.uk/

Information on infant sleep from Dr. James McKenna. http://cosleeping.nd.edu/

Why Babies Wake at Night http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/michelle-mchale/four-fascinating-facts-yo_b_14594914.html

LLL Safe Sleep 7 Guidelines for safe Co-sleeping http://www.llli.org/sweetsleepbook/thesafesleepseven

Tongue Tie Information

The HSE Tongue Tie Factsheet. https://www.breastfeeding.ie/Uploads/tongue-tie.pdf

The Blackrock Tongue Tie Clinic http://drsiunmurphy.com/services/tongue-tie/

The Camden Medical Tongue Tie Clinic http://tonguetieclinic.ie/

Dr Justin Roche’s Tongue and Lip Tie Clinic in Clonmel http://www.drjustinroche.com/

Information on Tongue-Tie Assessment and Treatment. http://theleakyboob.com/2012/11/the-basics-of-tongue-and-lip-tie-related-issues-assessment-and-treatment/

Information and blog on Tongue-Tie by Dr. Bobby Ghaheri http://www.drghaheri.com/

A short video that explains why bodywork is important for babies who have had a tongue tie released.