Breastfeeding research awarded €2.5 million funding  

A €2.5 million funding study will investigate the barriers preventing women from breastfeeding. Led by the UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery, the project aims to shift the focus from individual women to addressing government policy, legal protections, health systems, communities, and workplaces to support breastfeeding. The study will prioritize women-centered breastfeeding care and improve the education and training of healthcare professionals. Ireland has the lowest breastfeeding initiation rate among high-income OECD countries, and the study aims to influence sustainable changes to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. The UCC project is one of three awarded a combined €7.5 million funding from the HRB.

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