Friday, June 11, 2010

He's a Breast Man

Ok, yes I totally get that this is inappropriate talk for a respectable blog like this, but I couldn't resist. Dr. Jack Newman provides an invaluable resource for us nursing moms with his website information and at clinic appointments, but his most valuable contribution is probably his instructional demonstration videos.

In this one he assists a mom learning to use a lactation aid similar to the SNS I’ve used for my babies. This neat little device is not only one great way to maximize your milk supply, it also helps babies that have sucking problems get the nutrients they need with less effort. This video in particular shows Dr. Newman’s compassion for low milk supply mothers and his passion for giving babies a complete nutritional start. The Newman Breastfeeding Clinic and Institute (NBCI) produces these videos in effort to help a wider audience than can be reached by their Toronto clinic.

The women in these videos also deserve a round of applause for their courage for being literally exposed to the world. Breastfeeding issues are sometimes difficult to come to terms with, but knowing that you are helping another with the same or similar situation must be gratifying. A list of videos can be found at

Dr. Newman thank you for your work and passion for healthy babies!


  1. Great! So many moms give up on breastfeeding too easily. There are so many ways to continue and overcome difficulties. Brava to you!

  2. Thanks Lori! Family, friends and even doctors have looked at me cross-eyed when I describe the SNS and what it does. Getting feedback like yours lets me know that my lactation consultant and I are not alone in our commitment to giving babies the best start!