Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/593313
Title:
Breastfeeding - SEHB update
Authors:
O'Connor, Maire
Publisher:
Public Health
Issue Date:
1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/593313
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In 1994 the Department of Health Published “A National Breastfeeding Policy for Ireland”. The department’s policy in relation to infant feeding is stated as:- “It is recognised that breast feeding is the most satisfactory method of infant feeding for the normal infant from birth. It is the Department of Health’s policy to promote and encourage breastfeeding. It is recognised and agreed by all that when a mother can produce enough milk and wants to breastfeed her infant she should be encouraged to do so but it is also emphasised that for those mothers who choose not to breastfeed and those who do not have enough breastmilk, artificial feeding would be necessary and alternatives to human breastmilk must be available. Mothers who are not able to breastfeed must not be made to feel inadequate. It is the right of the mother to make an informed choice about how she wishes to feed her infant”.
Keywords:
BREASTFEEDING; PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Maireen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-12T16:53:14Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-12T16:53:14Zen
dc.date.issued1998en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/593313en
dc.descriptionIn 1994 the Department of Health Published “A National Breastfeeding Policy for Ireland”. The department’s policy in relation to infant feeding is stated as:- “It is recognised that breast feeding is the most satisfactory method of infant feeding for the normal infant from birth. It is the Department of Health’s policy to promote and encourage breastfeeding. It is recognised and agreed by all that when a mother can produce enough milk and wants to breastfeed her infant she should be encouraged to do so but it is also emphasised that for those mothers who choose not to breastfeed and those who do not have enough breastmilk, artificial feeding would be necessary and alternatives to human breastmilk must be available. Mothers who are not able to breastfeed must not be made to feel inadequate. It is the right of the mother to make an informed choice about how she wishes to feed her infant”.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Healthen
dc.subjectBREASTFEEDINGen
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTen
dc.titleBreastfeeding - SEHB updateen
dc.typeReporten
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