Friends of Breastfeeding Awards


This year’s winners of the 3rd annual Friends of Breastfeeding Awards have been revealed.

This year’s event took place Saturday 5th of October in in Clontarf Castle Hotel.

Award winners included healthcare professionals, breastfeeding mum’s, businesses, journalists and celebrities.

They were chosen from public nominations and awarded under 19 categories in total.

“Ireland’s breastfeeding rates compare so poorly to other countries, this is because Irish mothers aren’t often supported, however the Friends of Breastfeeding Awards are the perfect event during national breastfeeding week to celebrate all of the people who try to make a difference, whether its in the public eye, in their professional positions, volunteering, or just being an inspirational mother,” said Jennifer Philips, chair of Friends of Breastfeeding.

“These are the Oscars of the breast world!” She added.

Full List of Friends of Breastfeeding Award Winners

Breastfeeding Advocate of the Year: Aoife Hearne (Sponsored by HipBaby)-

Celebrity Mum of the Year: Ciara Whelan (Sponsored by Essentiel Vie)

Media Feature of the Year: Virgin Media, Ireland AM (Breastfeeding Interview with Ger Cahill & Leah Norah)

Journalist of the Year: Siobhan O Connor

Breastfeeding Supporter of the Year: Stephen Teap

Breastfeeding Mum of the Year: Cara Alexander (Sponsored by Precious by Kerry)

Healthcare Professional of the Year: Justin Roche & Team

Midwife of the Year: Mary Callaghan

Public Health Nurse of the Year: Marie Meagher

Lactation Consultant of the Year: Caoimhe Whelan
(Sponsored by MulitMam)-

Best Breastfeeding Friendly Employer of the Year: Microsoft Ireland-

Friends of Breastfeeding Buddy of the Year: Emma Howlin

Volunteer of the Year: Jan Lane Martin, Pump Pal

Friends of Breastfeeding Mum2Mum Group of the Year: Ratoath, Co Meath

Local Group of the Year: Cuidiu North Wicklow Branch

Breastfeeding Photographer of the Year: Simona Milani, Coccole Photography

Best Breastfeeding Friendly Establishment: Story Cafe, Limerick

Blogger of the Year: Tracey Quinn

Photo Credits: Johanna King Photography

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