Five Degrees of Change

Five Degrees of Change: Muireann Lynch on the environmental benefits of breastfeeding

Muireann Lynch, energy researcher with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), spoke to the

Muireann Lynch, senior research officer in the Economic Analysis division of the Economic and Social Research Institute: ‘Everybody goes after the cheapest technology, but that causes all kinds of inflexibilities in the system.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Muireann Lynch was nervous to discuss the environmental benefits of breastfeeding, because she knows it is a sensitive topic.

The Economic and Social Research Institute energy researcher started by insisting it is a choice for families alone to make for their own personal reasons, whatever those may be, and there is no right or wrong way.

However, she then listed the environmental reasons that have made her decide to try to normalise breastfeeding her own ...