Dr. Jack Newman is a Toronto pediatrician who has practiced medicine since 1970. In 1984 he established the first hospital-based breastfeeding clinic in Canada, at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. He now holds breastfeeding clinics in several hospitals in the Toronto area.
With the support of their midwife, doctor, maternity nurses and public health nurses, most women learn to breastfeed their babies quite easily in the first days with baby because the hormones their bodies are producing make them very ready to learn. Challenges can arise though and many women benefit from a little extra help and support.
Breastfeeding Matters – South Vancouver Island
is a group of health-care professionals and interested individuals that has worked since 1998
to protect, promote and support breastfeeding
on Southern Vancouver Island.
The BC Baby-Friendly Network is a multidisciplinary committee of health care providers, ministry representatives, and consumers interested in protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding.
To encourage, promote and provide mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society.
Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding.
Public Health Units in Langford, Saanich and Victoria
Carol Arndt — The Breastpump Lady
Rental and delivery of electric breast pumps in the greater Victoria area
Rents Medela breast pumps.
Dr. Laura Spratt, GP and LC (by referral only)
Sees clients by referral at the Travel Medicine Clinic, Gateway Village,