Who We Are

Breastival is a volunteer-led organisation based in Belfast

We aim to normalise, support & celebrate breastfeeding in everyday life

In summer 2016, feeding her 7-week old baby, Dr Jennifer Hanratty decided to host a “Big Latch On” event to show that breastfeeding in public is no big deal. A year later, “still” feeding, armed with a bigger idea and supported by a passionate tribe of volunteers Breastival Belfast was born.

Mumtrepenuer, Jennie Wallace took the idea for Breastival and made it into an amazing event. Her background in business development and events management provided a driving force to build Breastival into an amazing event.

Join Our Team

We are growing and we need you!

Breastival Belfast is a community interest company on a mission to normalise and support breastfeeding in Northern Ireland. We will achieve this through running events to support and engage families in Northern Ireland, to keep support and protection of breastfeeding on the public agenda and represent the voices and experiences of real families in NI.
Founded in 2017 by Jennie Wallace and Jennifer Hanratty, Breastival has taken on a life of it’s own. We now need the skills, talent and passion of a diverse management board to build on our success so far.

Do you have skills you can share with us?

You don’t have to be a breastfeeding parent, you don’t have to be a woman, you don’t even have to be a parent at all – you just need to have something to offer. We want to create a diverse board of passionate people and we would welcome applications from anyone with skills to offer. We are particularly keen to recruit board members with experience of fundraising, policy development and community engagement.
We are accepting expressions of interest until Friday 30th March.

Board members will be volunteers but reasonable expenses can be paid for attending meetings. The board will meet formally 3 times per year in April, August and December. Outside of this board members will be responsible for driving forward the mission of Breastival Belfast CIC, establishing our strategic direction and will be expected to uphold the values and ethical principals of Breastival Belfast.

To apply contact us at hello@breastivalbelfast.co.uk tell us who you are, what skills you can offer and why you want to join us.