Tuesday, September 27, 2011


The 2011 Breastfeeding Challenge is taking place across the world on 1st October 2011 from 9am-1pm and aims to have as many children as possible breastfeeding simultaneously. Friends of Breastfeeding are organizing the Irish leg of the Challenge.

The aim is to raise awareness about breastfeeding and to normalize breastfeeding in public.

There will be display stalls, free refreshments, spot prizes and face painting for the kids. The “latch on” and official count will take place at 11 am sharp. Mothers can register by emailing or on the day from 9.30am to 10.30am or after the latch on between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

Certificates of participation will be presented to all nursing pairs. A YouTube video will also be launched at the event.

To download Info from Quintessence Foundation about the event click here
Click one of the thumbnails below to see the posters for the event. Feel free to print them and share them.

Challenge Venues: Citywest Shopping Centre (Dublin) and Mahon Point Shopping Centre (Cork), Cafe4u Bridge Centre (Tullamore), Tumble Jungle Ballina (Co.Mayo), Raheen Woods hotel Athenry (Galway), Old Cork Road (Limerick)

Dublin - Jolene Keating & Fiona Daly
Cork - Maria Moulton & Annette Walsh
Tullamore - Sarah Sherlock
Mayo - Sinead Hanley
Galway - Claire Kelly
Limerick - Laura (085-7305363) 
Pre-register for any venue by email your Name, Child's Name and Venue

**For Citywest, Please note that you must still confirm your attendance at Premaman, Citywest Shopping Centre registration desk on the day**

**For Cork and Tullamore, Please note that you must still confirm your attendance at the registration desk on the day**

Media Consent and other info

On the day of the Challenge, mothers will be asked to sign the Registration form confirming your attendance which will enable the organisers to issue you with your Certificate of Participation after the Challenge. On this form you are required to give your consent for "Media".

What this means is:
On the day of the Challenge we will have our own photographers at each venue taking snaps of the day which may be used in our various forms of media including Facebook, Twitter, Website and so on. We may also choose your photo to be included in one of our printed publications which would be made widely available to the public. There may also be some press coverage on the day by newspapers etc.

If you do not wish to be photographed and or do not wish your child/family to be photographed, please indicate so on the form and if you notice a photographer taking your photograph, please instruct them that you have indicated not to be included in any photographs taken on the day.

On the registration you will also find a section requiring consent for Premaman (one of the sponsors of our event) to include you in their newsletter mailing list. If you do not wish to receive this mailing list, please indicate your intentions on the form at time registration.

Please note, that if you do not indicate a yes or no answer in either instance, we will assume that you are in full participation and agree to both.
Please see full printable media consent document by clicking here.

Disney Store in Dublin

A taste of fantasy has come to Dublin with the opening of the first ever Walt Disney store in Ireland in busy Grafton Street.
Shoppers are being promised a magical experience with a host of much loved characters from Dumbo to Peter Pan and Wall-E among others.
Disney Skylines, a pixie dust path and the opportunity for a child to participate in an opening ceremony at the store each morning are among the experiences promised.
It took 16 weeks to build and features the first ever Disney Princess Room.
The shop also features a theatre with a giant screen on which children can choose from over 50 clips.

For more information click on Disney Store Dublin.

Greenhouse in the kitchen

Our tomato plants are growing fast. I cannot wait to try them in a cold Greek salad. I'll keep you updated...