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Cassidy, Tanya (2013) Alcohol and breastfeeding: reviewing the evidence. Health Matters , 9 , (3) , pp. 96-97.

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Rates of breastfeeding in Ireland have increased by 7% in the past few years, but figures from 2012 show that just 56% of mothers initiate breastfeeding in Ireland compared to over 90 per cent in Scandinavia and more than 80% in the UK.

Given the postive health benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child, a commonly asked question is whether or not mothers should drink alcohol when they are breastfeeding. Dr Tanya Cassidy won a Health Research Board Cochrane Fellowship to examine this important issue and investigate what evidence is available on the subject of alcohol consumption.


Item Type:Article
Issue Title:Autumn 2013
Date:October 2013
Page Range:pp. 96-97
Publisher:Health Service Executive
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Mother
B Substances > Alcohol
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
T Demographic characteristics > Child

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