ALCI At The Áras

ALCI Council recently represented ALCI as part of a special reception in Áras an Uachtaráin in celebration of National Breastfeeding Week.


The reception, which was hosted by Sabina Higgins, included a ‘Latching on’ morning and involved representatives, mothers and babies from ALCI, Cuidiú, La Leche League, Friends of Breastfeeding and  Association for Improvement in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS),



ALCI Council Member Regina Keogh spoke on behalf of ALCI and thanked Sabina and Michael D for the work they have done on behalf of breastfeeding families and breastfeeding health professionals in Ireland.  Regina presented Sabina with a painting by Cork artist Mia Foley, which depicts a breastfeeding mother.


2018 Poster Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 ALCI Poster Competition.
Winner of Research category :
Author(s) Name(s): Fionnuala Cooney and Naomi Petty-Saphon
Credentials: F. Cooney MB, DCH, FFPHMI
Organisation: Department of Public Health, HSE-East, Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8
Category: Research
Title of Poster Presentation: Five Thousand Bed Days Too Many: Hospitalisations For Lactational Mastitis In Ireland, 2006-2015 
Winner of non research category :
Author(s) Name(s): Antenatal to Postnatal Implementation Team for the HSE Nurture Programme – Infant
Health and Wellbeing, chaired by Dr Caroline Mason Mohan, Specialist in Public Health Medicine,
Department of Public Health, HSE West
Organisation: HSE
Category: Non Research
Title of Poster Presentation: Parent Education On Pregnancy, Birth And Becoming A Parent: Using Evidence To Inform The Development And Implementation Of Resources For Parents And Professionals

2018 Scholarship Winners

Well done to the three Scholarship winners:

First time candidate from a medical background: Mary Cronin

First time candidate from a non medical background: Catherine McGowan

Re-certifying candidate: Eimear O’Connor


The recipients will receive


  • € 250 towards the cost of the IBLCE Exam (see information below).