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Kathryn Downey

Kathryn presently works as Public Health Nurse Lactation Consultant (PHN LC) in Dublin South East with special interest in management of Inflammatory conditions of the lactating breast.  She has been invested in developing policies and guidelines to ensure safe delivery of therapeutic treatments for inflammation at community level.  


She joined the PHN arena in 2006 having worked in NICU/SCBU as a midwife, where she fostered a passion for promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding. 


She is mother to two beautiful girls, both breastfed, and continuing to inspire Kathryn’s desire to help parents navigate the wonders of raising children!


Kathryn has been a general Council member since March 2020.

Further Reading


Presenting at the ILCA 2023 In-person Conference in Las Vegas:  A Personal Account


ILCA 2023 Conference Presentation: Building Policy Coalitions


WHO/Unicef Congress