A National Breastfeeding Policy for Ireland

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The terms of reference given to the Committee by the Minister for Health in 1992 – to develop a national policy to promote breastfeeding – were broad, allowing the Committee itself on an examination of the issue, to decide what were the most important aspects on which to focus. At its first meeting the Committee agreed on the objectives of the policy. These objectives were to be pursued having due regard to the right of the mother to make an informed choice about how she wished to feed her infant and with care that no woman should be made to feel inadequate if she chose
not to breastfeed

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