On Monday April 24th, Mother and Child were delighted to open the first Baby Café in Singapore and the region following the successful British baby café concept. Our café was opened by world-renowned, Toronto Paediatrician Jack Newman MD. Dr Newman is a consultant to UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Hospital initiatives and author of “The Ultimate Breast Feeding Book of Answers”. He was in Singapore as part of an Asian tour to lecture health professionals and mothers about breast feeding benefits and myths, and also to remind audiences of the risks to babies who are artificially fed.
In his address he supported wholeheartedly the café concept stating that “getting the RIGHT advice is paramount in making breastfeeding a success”. Following the Baby Café ethos means that mothers can be sure of receiving expert up to date evidence based advice. On opening day, the centre was filled with mothers, babies and staff of Mother and Child. One of our own health visitors, Diane Cronly, set up Café Number 11 in Didcot Oxfordshire and brought the concept to Singapore. She was delighted with the launch.
Our expert staff will operate the clinic every Monday afternoon from 2-4pm, except public holidays. Please note that only breast feeding related questions will be answered. Any other concerns should be brought to the Well Baby Drop-In Clinics.