FOR THE PUBLIC
FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
(Information updated as at 6 January 2012)
For the Public
Breastfeeding Counselling / Support Resources
Breastfeeding Mothers’ Support Group (Singapore)
Counselling Hotline: 63393558
Talks’ Line: 63370508
BMSG Library & Office Hours (by appointment only):
Mon & Wed : 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Fri : 9.00 am – 2.00 pm
Joyful Parenting and Breastfeeding
Helpline: 64880286 (Mon-Sat, 10.00am - 5.00pm)
Hospital Lactation Consultant Services
Available by appointment at the various Restructured
and Private Hospitals
Nominal Charges apply
KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital (during office hours)
Ask-a-Nurse – 1900-5568773
Lactation Services – 62255554
National University Hospital : 97220376
Singapore General Hospital : 63214530 / 31
Mt Elizabeth Hospital : 67312180 / 82
Mt Alvernia Hospital : 63476641 / 98399477
Gleneagles Hospital : 64705852
Thomson Medical Centre : 91193502 / 62514090 / 4043
Parkway East Hospital : 63408681 / 84
Raffles Hospital : 63111516
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Dr Jack Newman’s Handouts
For Healthcare Professionals
Articles / Publication
Breastfeeding and Radiological Procedures
Jack Newman. Canadian Family Physician, 2007; 53:630.
Administration of Contrast Medium to Breastfeeding Mothers
. ACR Committee on Drugs and Contrast Media.
ACR Bulleting, October 2001.
Code of Ethics on the Sale of Infant Foods in Singapore
Health Promotion Board, July 2007
(Select Category – Nutrition; Type - Booklet)
Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk
American Academy Pediatrics Policy Statement,
February 6, 2005.
Dr Jack Newman’s Handouts
. This covers 35 practical topics on breastfeeding management issues, in English and Chinese.
Dr Jack Newman’s Video Clips
. Very important short clips to show important aspects of correct feeding techniques.
Breastfeeding : Maternal and Infant Aspects
. ACOG Educational Bulletin, No. 258, July 2000.
This important article from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology looks at the importance and benefits of breastfeeding from the O & G perspective. Locate the journal article; no internet link at the moment.
. This website of Wellstart International provides a Publications list with material for training in breastfeeding management.
10 Guiding Principles for Complementary Feeding
, from WABA Website.
Breastfeeding & Maternal & Infant Outcomes in Developed Countries
. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a new evidence report on breastfeeding and health outcomes. The report found evidence that breastfeeding decreases infants' and mothers' risk of having many short-term and chronic diseases. Click here to read summary and details to access full article.
is a useful website on the maternalmedication use in breastfeeding.
. Website on Maternal Infectious Disease and Breastfeeding.
Antenatal education and postnatal support strategies for improving rates of exclusive breast feeding: randomized controlled trial
A new study published in August 2007 by a research team from the National University Hospital, Singapore to investigate whether antenatal breast feeding education alone or postnatal lactation support alone improves rates of exclusive breast feeding compared with routine hospital care. The study concludes that antenatal breast feeding education and postnatal lactation support, as single interventions based in hospital both significantly improve rates of exclusive breast feeding up to six months after delivery. Postnatal support was marginally more effective than antenatal education.
Click here to read summary and details to access full article.