Thank you very much for your prompt response.
First off, I should have taken a moment in my initial email to you to thank you for all the help and support I received from your clinic when we first began this wonderful experience we are now having. I can honestly say I don't know how much longer I could have continued the struggle without you guys. I was beyond satisfied after my first visit and the follow up visits were exactly what we needed.
I took some time to read your attachments, how informative- thank you very much for that!
It would be my honor to make a donation to your clinic. I find it beyond disgraceful that the government does not support your clinic. I believe it is a human right to access dedicated and correct support to breastfeed.
Thank you again for everything.
I'm just writing to express my gratitude for all the help and support your web site has given me while I was struggling to breastfeed my first child! At the end it all worked out great!
Now I am pregnant for the second time and I return to your site again!
Your videos and information sheets are very helpful!!
I wish you all the best!
Keep up the good work!
Subotica, Serbia, Europe
Thank you very much for your quick response. My son's doctor said bm is just as good as water at this age. Which baffled me! Despite all the criticism I receive from everyone about bf, I've decided to continue for as long as my son wants to and allow him to wean on his own. I never thought that I would be a bf mom, your teams continued support has opened my world to something truly amazing and bf has formed such a strong bond between my son and I. I can't thank your team enough!
Hi Dr Newman,
I wanted to update you on my twin boys since you were instrumental in our success. They will be 10 mths old next Monday and are fully on breast or eat solids (table food, feed themselves). We used the lactation aid until fairly recently with donor milk. My supply didn't respond to domperidone even though I took the highest dose I could see you recommended. Regardless, they've been fully on breast milk then introduced solids at 6 mos. They are both healthy and catching up to their chronological age. They have also not had any nursing strikes which my daughter had for 5 mths, I think a huge part of that was giving her my milk in a bottle vs supplementing at breast (she had long term milk removal issues). I am very passionate about helping women breastfeed and applaud you for encouraging women to nurse babies, not just get them human milk in a bottle. There's a huge difference and I definitely see the relationship aspect of nursing as important as the physical health benefits. Here's a photo from this past weekend of both of them nursing.
Dear Dr Newman,
Although I was unfortunately unable to coordinate with you last week while attaining my frenotomy training at the IBC clinic I just wanted to let you know what a great team you have there!! I was treated with the utmost kindness and respect and it was much appreciated. The devotion to breastfeeding and genuine care that is provided to clients is unlike anything I've seen in my practice. Your IBCLCs are not only knowledgeable and skillful they are patient, compassionate and caring. The collaboration between them, Edith, Suzanne and the physicians is excellent and the respect for one another is undeniable. Also, I have to mention the keeness of the students and the remarkable teaching that is provided at the IBC! I learned so much around ankyloglossia and frenotomy but I also took home some other invaluable "tips and tricks".
Dear Dr. Newman,
I wanted to send a very sincere thank you for the help I received at IBC. We met briefly a couple of weeks ago when I brought my daughter in and saw Mary Lynne for difficult nipple and breast pain I'd been having for months. It was my last resort. I was offered information about vasospasm and given domperidone - treatments I wasn't (and am not sure I ever would have been) offered elsewhere, in addition to reasoning that made sense to me. The relief was almost immediate, and after seeing Ashley for a follow-up this week, I left with more helpful advice and continued improvement in my pain levels. I don't know what I would have done without everyone at IBC and can't thank you all enough for your depth of knowledge and standard of care.
WONDERFUL CARE AT YOUR CLINIC! My daughter and I were seen by Maria, Shelagh, and Dr. Lowe yesterday after 4 difficult months and dwindling hope to continue breastfeeding together. I would like to thank you for encouraging me to make the trip. It was a FANTASTIC experience. The best part aside from the expertise and knowledge, was that for the first time I felt listened to. I felt respected, and part of the process to make things right. The team spent 3 hours(!!!) with us to be sure we were ok before we left for home. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have renewed hope for us!
I just wanted to thank your clinic for all they did for us. We had such a hard first 8 weeks... Breastfeeding was more painful than labour some days!! And babe wasn't gaining weight well at all. At 8 weeks we visited your clinic for a tongue tie release, after that baby started gaining weight at an amazing rate and didn't stop for six months! At one point he less than the 5th percentile for weight... now at just over six months he's in the 70th percentile. I made a graph of his weight gain (see attached)... it's easy to see the difference the tongue tie release made at the 8 week mark.
Domperidone and Nifedipine made all the difference for my pain too. It's almost non-existent now. The little that remains I think is due to the partial regrowth of the tongue tie... but nothing I can't live with compared to where we started from. We had to visit you guys 3 times and it was absolutely worth it. We are back in Newfoundland now and your clinic gave me the confidence I needed to keep breastfeeding on my own... for as many years as my son wants!
Thank you so much for everything.
Dear Dr. Newman, Suzanne and Team:
I just wanted to write a little note to say thank you so much for all your help and support with the breast feeding challenges that my son and I had. You did do his tongue and lip tie clip 2 weeks ago and although it was difficult for me to watch, it was the best decision we made for our son, and he is thriving! He's latching better and nursing like a champ. He was seen for a weight check up by our Pediatrician today and he has gained 500gr since March 18th. His reflux has improved and we're now weaning him off of the Zantac, and he's overall a much happier baby!
Within 3 days of his clips being done he finally started sleeping! Before, he would only ever sleep 45 minute stretches and he would wake up screaming - he did this around the clock for 4 months! He was terribly gassy, which has also gotten much better. Instead of nursing every 1-2 hours now, he nurses every 3-4 hours and stays at the breast much longer without being fussy and constantly pulling off; I love nursing him now, and we've bonded so much in the past 2 weeks! At night he now sleeps 5-6 hour stretches and wakes up rested and super happy!
Thank you again for helping us and for continuing your great work in helping moms breastfeed their babies. I do have to continue on the domperidone and hope to nurse my son until he's at least 2 years old or whenever he decides he no longer wants to nurse.
Again, thank you so so much!
A and N
Dear Dr. Newman and Team,
Thank you so very much for all your help at my recent visit to the clinic. Baby and I are doing well and the Domperidone has made a huge difference in my supply, and there have been no more issues with inhibited letdown.
Thank you, Jack and Edith. I can't tell you how much you have helped me and my family in the past two years since I was diagnosed with MS. Your practice has been such a blessing to us. In an uncertain time, it was nice to be certain that I didn't have to give up something that had become the comfort of both me and my baby. God bless you both!
I just wanted to thank you and your staff so very much for your advise and support. My milk supply is finally up and my now 9 month old and I are still nursing and going strong. The last time I emailed you my baby wasn't latching in any other position than laying down on bed and my milk supply wasn't great, I was so close to give up but you told me to be patient and since then I followed your advise and took domperidone. Domperidone definitely helped my supply, I am currently taking only 1 pill per day as I started quitting very very slowly to maintain a good supply. I feel happy to tell you that I even donated around 350 oz of milk to a 2 week old baby!
Doctor Newman, nuevamente muchisimas gracias de todo corazon. Su ayuda ha sido sin duda Alguna primordial para mi y para mi bebe.
I emailed you almost two years ago and you replied with some very helpful advice. I was overwhelmed with trying to breastfeed, pump and supplement due to a low milk supply. I was able to successfully breastfeed my daughter (2nd child) for 7 months, supplementing, but the fact that I could give her at least some ounces of breast milk was great. I only lasted 2 months with my son. I took your advice, reduced pumping and eventually replaced pumping only with her. I felt success this time. Thank you for the advice and the resources you provided. Your advice was the most practical and clear that I received - so thank you for your time.