Dr Delphine is a family doctor and one of Dubai’s best-known and best-loved lactation consultants. She is an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and speaks English and French. She’s based in Medicentre, Motor City on Sunday and Wednesday mornings (04 360 8866) and other days at Health Bay Polyclinic Uptown Mirdif (04 252 4511). As she is a GP you can visit her for any other medical issues you may have, which may mean your appointment could be covered by your insurance. Call as soon as you start having problems as she gets booked up quickly.
The fantastic Breastfeeding Q&A Dubai UAE is a welcoming and supportive Facebook group of mums who can answer all your nursing questions, plus it offers many useful resources, including lists of the cafés and malls around town with the best nursing facilities. It is a closed group so you will need to be accepted first – it’s worth joining even before you’ve given birth, so that you can get on there with any questions right away.
Babies and Beyond is based in the Marina/ JBR area and offers breastfeeding support home visits from their friendly midwives.
The midwives at Healthbay Polyclinic offer Specialist Lactation Visits to your home by their lactation consultant (IBCLC) Muriel Woum. Resident midwife Dru Campbell is also IBCLC. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 04 348 7140.
Dr Bertille Bouvier of Koster Clinic is an IBCLC and offers one-hour breastfeeding consultation for Dh480.
Midwife Cecile De Scally is now based at Malaak in JLT, which offers breastfeeding support as well as maternity nurses.
Andrea Allen at the Doting Doulas is a certified Breastfeeding counsellor and can offer practical and emotional support.
Mirna El-Sabbagh is a nutritionist and IBCLC MyPediaClinic, Dubai Healthcare City 04-4305926
Taking breastfeeding classes in the third trimester can help you get off to the best start from the first feed, which should happen within 30-60 minutes of the birth. Amy Vogelaar’s three-hour Breastfeeding Basics workshop costs Dh350 per couple. www.amyvogelaar.com.
We love Abu Dhabi-based midwife Skye Brown, who heads up the team at Bayti Baby in Abu Dhabi. They offer postnatal care at various price levels, which includes feeding support.
La Leche League UAE holds free monthly meetings for breastfeeding mothers on the third Sunday of every month 10am-12pm in Abu Dhabi, or every other month on a Thursday evening. Contact email@example.com.
Dr Eeva-Liisa Langille, pediatrician, neonatologist and IBCLC Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Shakbout City ( former Khalifa B) Tel 02-5104104
Vearle Avni, midwife and IBCLC, Intercare Health Centre www.intercare-health.com clinic appointments and home visits 02 639 0080
Dr Kamini Naik, Ob-Gyn and IBCLC Doctors Medical Centre Tel: 06 5632100
There is a free lactation clinic in the Maternal and Child Health Center, Markaz Tazeez Al Usra (Tazeez Family Centre)