National Breastfeeding Week took place from the 1st - 7th October 2021. The Human Rights, EDI Office ran an online lunchtime event on Wednesday 6th October 2021.

Caoimhe Heery, a partner in Flynn O’Driscoll LLP’s Employment Team spoke about the rights of employees in relation to breastfeeding in the workplace together with the range of protective leave and rights available to parents in the workplace.

Caoimhe's presentation.

Laura McHugh, National Breastfeeding Coordinator with the HSE also spoke at this online event on the following topics:

  • Breastfeeding in a Healthy Ireland – HSE Action Plan 2016-2021
  • Hospital and community service supports available for parents
  • Health Service Policies and Practices in Breastfeeding

Laura's presentation.