Where to Find Breastfeeding Support in Dubai
Want to seek advice from the pros? Here's some we highly recommend
21 November 2013
Whether you're a new mother, or you're expecting your second or third child, breastfeeding can be a whole different experience each time.
Here's some support groups and experts that can help you if ever you have a worry, question or you just need a helping hand to make sure your child is feeding correctly during breastfeeding.
UAE Breastfeeding Support Groups
BreastFeeding Friends run three support lines that operate 7 days a week (10 am-10 pm) in 3 languages. They also have hospital grade breast pumps available to hire... Please call 050 8085752 for this service.
They arrange monthly mother-to-mother meetings where the mothers can share experiences, give suggestions and offer support and encouragement on various aspects of mothering and breastfeeding in a friendly and accepting atmosphere.
Baby Cafe in Sharjah
Open to all pregnant mothers interested in breastfeeding or mothers looking for breastfeeding support. Join us for refreshments, support and information and to meet other mothers! For more information contact Tracy from Breastfeeding Friends on 050 1981078.
BreastFeeding Mums In Dubai
This is an informal group set up for breastfeeding mums (and mums-to-be) to offer each other advice and support. Everyone is welcome, whether you're a mum-to-be considering breastfeeding, need some reassurance or help as a brand new mum, or are just looking for some like-minded people to relax and have a coffee with.
Find them on Facebook: Breastfeeding Mums In Dubai
Breastfeeding Q&A are a not-for-profit Dubai based support group to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support. It is intended to be a place where women can come together and discuss all breastfeeding issues.
They offer an online discussion forum, as well as Breastfeeding counsellor support, Breastfeeding seminars and Ante-natal workshops available on request.
Contact: [email protected] and find them on Facebook: Breastfeeding Q&A Dubai UAE
La Leche League in the UAE
La Leche League is an international, non-profit, non-sectarian organisation dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All breastfeeding mothers and mothers to be are welcome to attend their free monthly meetings or to contact a leader directly for breastfeeding help or information.
Specialised Lactation Consultants
Dr. Bertille Bouvier
Specialist Family Medicine and Lactation Consultant at Koster Clinic
The Koster Clinic is in a smart, purpose designed suite located at Umm Suqeim 3, 26th Street. We are directly opposite Kings Dubai School. PO Box 116 354.
Midwife and IBCLC
Baby Clinic and Midwifery Clinic, Health Bay Polyclinic.
Lactation Consultancy and Breastfeeding Support is offered to women at Health Bay Poly Clinic who require support with breastfeeding. Our Lactation Consultants and Breastfeeding Advisors are registered with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLC) and La Leche League International. Tel: 04 348 7140
Dr. Delphine Dupuis MD, Family Physician and IBCLC
PGD Women’s Health
PGD Lactation & Breastfeeding Medicine (FRANCE)
Specialist Family Medicine
Speaks English and French.
Sunday and Wednesday mornings at MediCentre, Motor City Tel: 04 360 8866. Other days at Healthbay Mirdif, Healthcare City Tel 04 3624955.
Dr. Delphine Dupuis is an enthusiastic and caring French family doctor. She enjoys all aspects of family medicine with a special interest in pediatrics, women’ health and breastfeeding medicine. After working in France, she moved to UK to join a busy family practice of the North of Manchester.
She received her medical degree from the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg – France in 2000 and continued with a postgraduate training in family medicine. She worked in various departments of Strasbourg University Teaching Hospitals including Accident and Emergency Department, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine and Gerontology. She next pursued with a year attached to the Pediatric Department of Strasbourg University Hospitals to conduct a clinical research. She presented her thesis dissertation and was awarded her degree with distinctions.
She also holds a postgraduate degree in Women’s Health and one in Lactation and Breastfeeding medicine.
Furthermore, she is a lactation specialist with a particular focus on medical practices that support breastfeeding mothers. In addition to caring clinically for families, she works to improve knowledge about and support for maternal-child health and breastfeeding in the medical profession and in the community. She is the head of education and public awareness committee of Breastfeeding Friends, non-profit voluntary support group, under the patronage of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah and lectures frequently for the WHO/UNICEF Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative in various hospitals of the UAE.
Fatima Jaaoura Baigar
Midwife and IBCLC
Speaks English and French.
Symbiosis Healthcare, Healthcare City Tel: 04 3624955
Fatima Jaaoura - Baigar is a Midwife graduated from a French University and has extensive experience in France before coming to Dubai. She has worked in major Hospitals in Dubai (Latifa hospital, City hospital and Medcare hospital). She is a member of the French Midwifery Board and has more than 10 years of clinical experience in Labour room, Antenatal and Postnatal care.
She is also a Lactation consultant IBCLC.
Professional Memberships and license:
Where she can help:
A US trained Certified Nurse and Midwife with over 8 years of experience in the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Sahar has worked in internationally accredited hospitals, including Johns Hopkins Hospital, Northwestern Memorial, National Guard and attended to over 1,200 births. Her experience covers a wide spectrum including: tub, water, and natural births, epidural, induction, oxytocin labors, high and low risk pregnancies, cesarean section and recovery, baby care, and preparing for lactation and breastfeeding. Her post delivery experience includes lactation support and guidance, maintaining milk supply and using different methods for feeding baby. Contact: [email protected]
Maternal and Child Health Center
Ask for an appointment in the Breastfeeding Clinic Contact: 06-5245477
In Abu Dhabi
Corniche Hospital Lactation Clinic
Corniche Hospital has Lactation Specialists available to provide information and answer any questions you may have. Now open to all mums, not only Emiratis or mums who gave birth there. Contact: 02-6965622.
In Al Ain
Al Ain Nursing Mamas/ Sweet Lily Doula
Brooke is a birth and postnatal doula and a breastfeeding supporter. Brooke can assist in infant feeding options and breastfeeding support including support in latch issues, tongue-tie, exclusive pumping, returning to work, nursing during pregnancy and milk donation. Contact: 050 8308356 or Facebook: Al Ain Nursing Mamas
Ante-Natal Breastfeeding Sessions
Dr Delphine Dupuis
Ante-natal breastfeeding workshop
MediCentres, Motor City
Contact: 04 360 8866
French and English sessions offered
Contact: 04 3624955
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers ante-natal breastfeeding workshop
Available on request for mothers, couples or groups.
Contact: [email protected]
Hospital Grade Breast Pump Hire
Dubai & Sharjah
*All rent out the Medela Lactina
*The Ameda Elite is for hire
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