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Gildernew to attend Breastival Belfast

2 August, 2018 - by Michelle Gildernew

Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew is taking part in the Breastival Belfast 2018 on Saturday to encourage the normalisation of Breastfeeding.

The Fermanagh South Tyrone MP commented,

“I am delighted to have been asked to sit on the political panel during the Breastival Belfast celebration this year.

“The island of Ireland has the lowest rate of breastfeeding in the EU, so there is a clear need to promote the many significant health and social benefits from breastfeeding that exist for a mother and her child.

“Research by the Public Health Agency shows that even though half of all new mums in the North opt for breastfeeding, many quickly stop because they feel there is a lack of support, especially when feeding babies outside the home.

"As a society, we must break the stigma surrounding breastfeeding, and promote it as a natural and healthy facet of child-rearing."

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