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Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2013
  • Country: CAN

Dr.Jack Newman graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1970. He has worked as a physician in Central America, New Zealand and as a paediatrician in South Africa (in the Transkei).  He founded the first hospital based breastfeeding clinic in Canada in 1984.  He has been a consultant for UNICEF for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, evaluating the first candidate hospitals in Gabon, the Ivory Coast and Canada.
Dr. Newman has several publications on breastfeeding: With Teresa Pitman, published in 2000 is Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding, as it's known in Canada (revised editions, April 2012); also with Teresa Pitman, published in 2006, is The Latch and Other Keys to Breastfeeding Success which has now come out in French.  He has also, along with Edith Kernerman, developed a DVD as a teaching tool for health professionals and mothers which is available in English and French with subtitles in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

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Late Onset Decreased Milk Supply
Based on our clinic and email experience, late onset decreased milk supply is a common problem. Though this may manifest as slow or no weight gain after 2 or 3 months of age in a previously well gaining baby, as this problem occurs most commonly in mothers who once had an abundant milk supply, adequate weight gain may continue despite the mother’s decreased milk supply. The baby’s behaviour, often diagnosed as “reflux”, late onset colic and “overactive letdown reflex”, may include biting, late onset sore nipples, pulling and crying while on the breast, the baby’s “weaning himself” and much more. The presentation will discuss ways of preventing and dealing with this problem.
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation