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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