Breastfeeding Resources


  • Dr Jack Newman : an internationally renowned breastfeeding expert  with a very informative website. Breastfeeding resources include  information sheets, video clips and articles on various breastfeeding issues.


  •   Cuidiú is an informative Irish organisation supporting breastfeeding and parenthood with mother-to-mother support groups nationwide.


  •  Kelly Bonyata is a US based Lactation Consultant. The website is extremely informative, with so many breastfeeding articles to choose from!

  • is the HSE Breastfeeding Support website; it has useful information on breastfeeding support groups in Ireland. A nice section on frequently asked questions and some little irish video clips. 


  • La Leche League International – is an international volunteer organisation dedicated to breastfeeding education and encouragement  worldwide. The tear out  toolkit from the book "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" is now free to download from the website.


  • Friends of Breastfeeding supporting Breastfeeding throughout Ireland, by mother to mother support, this website directs you toward support groups in your area. 




Local Breastfeeding Support

Lactation Consultant / Public Health Nurse support:

  • Breastfeeding Preparation Classes. The first Thursday of the month at 10.30am in Limerick Maternity Hospital - (for pregnant mums to be, wishing to breastfeed or to learn more about breastfeeding). Run by Lactation consultants based in the Limerick Maternity Hospital.

  • Mother and baby breastfeeding group with PHN/LC present for support: Millennium Hall, Raheen, Co. Limerick -  Every Wednesday - 11.00am to 12.30pm

  • Breastfeeding Clinic: Limerick Maternity Hospital – Tuesdays - 2.00pm - 4.00pm - Mother and baby seen individually by lactation consultant.

  • Mother and Baby Breastfeeding group with PHN support: Every Monday 11am to 12pm Hospital health centre. Contact PHN Anne Weeks Hospital Health Centre 061 383031

  • Mother and Baby Breastfeeding group with PHN support: Every Thursday 11am to 12pm morning Murroe health centre. Contact PHN Ruth Hanley  061 387083

  • Mother and Baby Breastfeeding group with PHN support: Every Tuesday 11am to 12pm morning Longcourt Hotel, Newcastlewest. Drop in or contact PHN at NCW health centre 069 62155

Friends of Breastfeeding (FoB) - (mother-to-mother support groups)

Cuidiú - (Mother to mother support, also some volunteers have special training in breastfeeding support)


  • First Friday of every month in Limerick Maternity Hospital, from 10.00am - Contact Mary Anne 087 7749223, Meabh 085 7357238 or Jackie 087 1227353 

  • Second Monday of the month in St. Nicholas Parish Hall (beside church in Westbury), from 10.00am to 12.00pm - Contact Meabh 085 7357238

  • Third Saturday of the month. Parent Link (meets in various locations) - Contact Jackie 087 1227353

La Leche League Group, Ennis (serving Clare and Limerick, leaders do home visits/phone support and have a library of mothering books)

  • 2nd Friday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm, in the Clare Women's Network, Clonroad Business Park, Ennis


Mother to Mother Breastfeeding Support Groups

  • Charleville Breastfeeding and attachment parenting group- Charleville Park Hotel, - Mondays 10am Contact Nicola 0876836922

Facebook breastfeeding group

  • Breastfeeding Mammies in and near Limerick