Breast is best

Posted on: 6th October, 2014

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: West Cork People

‘National Breastfeeding Week 2014’ runs until October 7 and events will take place around the country, including in West Cork, to mark this event and highlight the importance of breastfeeding for the health of children and mothers.

Irish breastfeeding rates are still among the lowest in the world, despite national efforts to promote and support breastfeeding. Currently approximately 47 per cent of mothers in Ireland are breastfeeding at discharge from maternity care (NPRS, 2008).

Although breastfeeding duration rate figures are not currently collected at national level, research studies indicate the fall-off in breastfeeding following discharge is worryingly high with less than 10 per cent of infants still breastfeeding at six months of age. Support from healthcare professionals, family, friends and breastfeeding support-groups can be very helpful in assisting a mother reach her breastfeeding goals.

Clonakilty Bumps to Tots and Breastfeeding Support meets at the Grace Centre on the third Tuesday of every month from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Mothers, mums-to-be, babies and toddlers are welcome. Mother-to-mother support is available. Get information about breastfeeding and weaning through the group’s library of breastfeeding and parenting. Guest speakers appear regularly to talk about baby massage, homeopathy, cranial osteopathy and more.

Contact: Claire 087 2323 623 and find on Facebook.

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13th April, 2018  ·  

An evening on the 'Balance of Feeling Good' by Clonakilty Gaa Club Health and Wellbeing Committee followed by Guest Speaker, Cork GAA Chairperson, Tracey Kennedy.

Paddy Duggan, former Principal of Clonakilty Community College, will be MC on the night, facilitating a discussion on getting the balance of feeling good.
Contributors on the night are Colm Sheehy, Conor Murray, David Lowney, Denis Murphy, Eoghan Deasy, Sean McEvoy, Thomas Clancy and Treasa O'Brien.
Topics covered will range from awareness and responsibility to yourself and others to the benefits of exercise and nutrition.
The evening is suitable for everyone aged 16 and over from players, members of the community, parents of young and adolescent children, etc.

This is a public event, free of charge and everyone is invited and very welcome to attend.
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12th April, 2018  ·  

The Cast of Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’ are on their way to the All-Ireland finals, having won 26 awards, including five best of Festivals, at the Amateur Drama League of Ireland annual three act festivals. The play ‘No Man’s Land, by Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize Winning Author is directed by Jennifer Williams.

One last opportunity to view this multi award winning play at Skibbereen Town Hall, on Saturday 14th of April, before the finals.

Having met by chance in a pub, two aging writers continue a long night of drinking and reminiscing in a stately London home. As the night wears on, their conversation wanders through memories long forgotten or invented. Is their encounter real or a delusion? Are they strangers or do they share a past history? When unexpected guests intrude upon an increasingly surreal evening, the atmosphere quickly changes from friendly to threatening, and the encounter becomes a game of survival.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by emailing schulldramagroup@gmail.com

For more information please contact hilary.mccarthy6@gmail.com
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