Breastfeeding on the island of Ireland

This report presents a summary of strategies and current data on breastfeeding across the
island of Ireland. The report also presents an overview of evidence on the contribution of
breastfeeding to population health and on effective measures to support and enable
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About Institute of Public Health in Ireland

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) is committed to improving the health of communities across the island of Ireland through public health approaches.

Established in 1998 with offices in Belfast and Dublin it works with partners at national and international level to provide evidence-based public health intelligence to help shape effective public health policies and interventions to improve the lives of the people of Ireland, North and South.

Mission

Improving the health and well-being of people in Ireland, North and South through public health approaches and addressing health inequalities to ensure better health outcomes.

IPH believes public health should be

Equitable
Empowering
Effective
Evidence-based
Fair
Inclusive
IPH works on a wide range of public health issues including:

Obesity
Physical activity and healthy behaviours
Chronic conditions
Alcohol harm reduction
Smoke-free spaces and tobacco control
Early years and childhood health
Ageing and older people
Injury prevention
Identifying and tackling health inequalities

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