About Dr Jack Newman

Jack Newman, MD

Dr Jack Newman, MD, a paediatrician and graduate of the University of Toronto medical school, will be in Singapore 20 – 27 April 2006, at the invitation of the Association for Breastfeeding Advocacy (Singapore) for a lecture circuit to healthcare professionals here. In his 35 years of paediatric practice, Dr Newman has amassed wide-ranging experience in assisting the breastfeeding mother-and-baby. He set up the first hospital-based Breastfeeding Clinic in Toronto in 1984, and went on to establish three more in other hospitals in 1990, 1994 and 2003. These clinics have helped to put countless mothers well on the way to a successful and rewarding experience breastfeeding their babies. He is thoroughly hands-on and absolutely conversant with the situations that may create difficulty or anxiety during the breastfeeding period, either on the mother’s part, or the baby’s. Today’s well-informed mothers look for such support from her obstetrician, paediatrician and family physician. Dr Newman’s extensive experience will put important keys into your hands to be such a physician.

Dr Jack Newman publishes regularly on paediatric issues, his specialist field being human lactation and breastfeeding. His papers have appeared in Canadian Medical Association Journal, Pediatrics, Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Care, Journal of Human Lactation, Canadian Family Physician,Canadian Journal of Pediatrics, amongst others. Some of the interesting areas he has examined include “Breastfeeding Problems presenting to the emergency department: Diagnosis and Management”, “Inadequate breastfeeding and jaundice”, “Decision tree and postpartum management for preventing dehydration in the breastfed baby”, ”Breastfeeding: What to do when problems arise”, “Intussusception in Infants under 4 Months”, and “Malaria in Children”. He is Contributing Editor to Clinical Therapy in Breastfeeding Patients, by Thomas Hale (1999), and his own book, Dr Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding (2000), with Teresa Pitman, was also published the same year in the USA under the title, The Ultimate Book of Breastfeeding Answers.

Dr Jack Newman has practised as a physician in Canada, New Zealand and South Africa, and is very much involved with the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative launched by UNICEF / WHO in 1991, and has served as Consultant with UNICEF for BFHI in Africa.