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Irish birth rate still high but first-time mothers are among oldest in EU

Thursday 14th March 2019 - Anne-Marie Walsh - Irish Independent

Ireland has the third highest fertility rate in the EU, although the average woman is older than 30 when she has her first child. There is also a high proportion of women who start their family in their 40s compared with other nations. New official figures show the people of this country sti... Read more →

Mums encouraged to breastfeed

Tuesday 2nd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The evidence in relation to the health benefits of breastfeeding ‘is now stronger than ever', the HSE has said. It is highlighting the importance of breastfeeding as part of World Breastfeeding Week, which runs until August 7. Research indicates that children who are not breastfed have an in... Read more →

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