National Breastfeeding Week runs from 1st -7th October 2022 in Ireland. To celebrate this, Preparing for Life invited our breastfeeding moms and babies to a special coffee morning in the Darndale Belcamp Village Centre.
The event kicked off with refreshments and chats. Niamh Lohan, our Community Midwife made introductions followed by a Mother & Baby yoga practise from Sarah of Yip Yoga. This focused on shoulder opening and stretches with lovely movements to include baby.
Colette from Harte & Soul Wellness then introduced the moms to essential oils, with everyone receiving a gorgeous sample of pure lavendar oil. Colette then gave a talk on the benefits of Reflexology for Babies with a demonstration of how moms could practise on their own children. Finally, the moms were treated to a luxurious hand massage.
It was wonderful to have so many moms and babies gathered in person, celebrating the natural nourishment they provide and having some time to look after their own wellbeing.
To hear more about this event and the breastfeeding supports we offer, listen back to this interview: