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Breastfeeding Factsheets

We have a number of factsheets below, for health care professionals, that can be downloaded.

These factsheets were developed by the HSE and ALCI in consultation with many relevant health care professionals.  We would like to acknowledge all the health care professionals who so generously gave of their time and expertise in the completion of these factsheets.

 

Related Files

Positioning and Attachment of Baby to the Breast

Health Professional factsheet on positioning and attachment of baby to the breast.

Tongue Tie

Health Professional factsheet on Tongue Tie

Mastitis

Health Professional factsheet on Mastitis

Nipple Pain

Health Professional factsheet on Nipple Pain

Low Milk Supply

Health Professional factsheet on Low Milk Supply

Breastfeeding and Cigarette Smoking

This factsheet will identify the importance of breastfeeding, the adverse effects of smoking cigarettes and the role of the Healthcare Professional in supporting a mother and her partner to quit cigarette smoking.

The Evidence for Breastfeeding

Health Professional factsheet on Evidence for Breastfeeding

Antenatal Discussion

Health Professional factsheet on discussing breastfeeding with pregnant women.

The Use of Soothers and Nipple Shields

Health Professional factsheet on The Use of Soothers and Nipple Shields

The WHO Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes

Health Professional factsheet on The WHO Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes. This is a recommendation that was adopted by the World Health Assembly in 1981 and reaffirmed by all WHO member states in 2002. The Code seeks to promote and protect breastfeeding and to control marketing practices used to sell products for artificial feeding.

Feeding Cues Infographic English

Used with the kind permission of Queensland Health - May 2017

Feeding Cues Infographic Spanish

Used with the kind permission of the County of Los Angeles Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury - April 2017

Feeding Cues Infographic Chinese

Used with the kind permission of the County of Los Angeles Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury - April 2017

Feeding Cues Infographic Vietnamese

Used with the kind permission of the County of Los Angeles Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury - April 2017

Feeding Cues Infographic Korean

Used with the kind permission of the County of Los Angeles Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury - April 2017