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Footballer Louise Galvin wins praise for breastfeeding baby after match


Louise Galvin Pic: Instagram/Louise Galvin

Kerry footballer Louise Galvin took to the football field over the weekend to take on Mayo for a place in the LGFA All Ireland finals.

After a nail-biting match, Kerry secured their place in the final for the first time in a decade.

There was plenty to celebrate but Louise had to take care of her son first and foremost.

She won praise for breastfeeding her three-and-a-half-month-old son.

“I’m not sure if he’s the first baby to be fed in a Croke Park dressing room,” she confessed during an interview with Off The Ball.

“Hopefully, he won’t be the last.”

The footballer explained that she had welcomed her little boy in March of this year and nine weeks later she was back on the Kerry team.

However, she has always had support from her family as well as her teammates to make sure that she can be the best mother to her son as well as giving it her all out on the pitch.

She admitted that her teammates held her son as she showered after the match over the weekend.

“He is a priority,” she said simply as she discussed juggling being a new mother with being a member of the Kerry squad.

“Louise Galvin you are some lady. Well done you’re back at championship level 9 weeks postnatal. I love your interview for your passion and dedication to the sport but love it more your non-deliberate attempt to normalise breastfeeding. Ready to go food for babies of busy sports women,” one person wrote.

Another added, “Louise Galvin is amazing – she’s an inspiration for every girl in Ireland!! So proud.”

“Absolutely amazing @lougalvin4, no better example of a new age modern woman, doing it all. You are a role model for all women everywhere that this can be an option if wanted! Fair play to you,” a third comment read.





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