Anne Doolan

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Donor breast milk is crucially important for mothers who cannot produce enough milk for their newly-born infants, and can be a life-saving elixir in the case of premature babies. Photograph: iStock

Irish maternity hospitals receive donor breast milk via a volunteer group known as Blood Bikes – motorcyclists who give their free time to deliver ess(...)

Mother Sinéad Ward and baby Ríona Roche in the Neonatal ICU at the Coombe Hospital. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Some 86 per cent of all healthy, term babies born in Irish hospitals now receive skin-to-skin care after delivery, according to latest figures from th(...)

Breast is best: breastmilk is particularly important to prevent a severe bowel infection called necrotising enterocolitis.

Ahead of the Spice Girls concert earlier this summer lactation consultant Nicola O’Byrne was contacted by an Instagram follower who knew exactly what (...)