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New Infant feeding room unveiled at St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny

A new infant feeding room has been unveiled at St Luke’s General hospital for Carlow-Kilkenny.

It’s been installed for use by patients, staff, visitors and members of the public.

This new room was unveiled ahead of National Breastfeeding week, which runs from the 1st to the 7th of October.

The theme of this year’s awareness week is that every breastfeed makes a difference, encouraging mums to start breastfeeding – and to do it for longer.

The room itself is a part of the new hospital development, and is a dedicated space to support mums to feed their babies and infants.

It’s located at the entrance to the Pediatric Waiting Room in the emergency department – close to the main amenities in St Luke’s.

Speaking at the unveiling of the new room – general manager of St Luke’s, Anne Slattery said “they are delighted to announce the unveiling of the infant feeding room” and that as a hospital “they support new mothers in every way possible”