Jack Newman opens first Singapore Baby Café

On Monday 24th April Singapore opened its doors to the Baby Café concept. The Singapore Baby Café was opened by renowned paediatrician Jack Newman MD, consultant to UNICEF and author of "The Ultimate Breast Feeding Book of Answers'. He was in Singapore and Hong Kong to lecture to mothers and health professionals on the myths and concepts in breast feeding, pointing out the risks to babies from bottle feeding. In his address he was delighted to support the café concept stating that getting the right information is important in making breastfeeding a success for mothers. Following the Baby Café ethos means that mothers can be sure of receiving expert up -to-date advice that is evidence based.

The cafe has been set up in the Mother and Child Centre, Tanglin Mall in the heart of the city of Singapore. The centre is currently owned by Lactation Consultant and British trained midwife Uma Thambidurai. Her dream is to spread the Baby Café concept through out Asia. Health visitor Diane Cronly who set up cafe Number in 11 in Didcot, Oxfordshire brought the concept to Singapore and was delighted with the launch.

The centre was filled with mothers, babies and the staff of mother and child including three trained health visitors, two midwives and two lactation consultants. The cafe will operate each Monday from 2pm - 4pm except bank holidays with two staff, one of whom will be a lactation consultant.