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Dr. Lenore Goldfarb

Dr. Lenore Goldfarb, Ph.D., CCC, IBCLC is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), lactation educator, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and researcher at the Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic and Program located within the Herzl Family Practice Centre of the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is president of the Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation. In April 2002 Lenore established this website as an information resource for couples who are expanding their families by adoption, surrogacy, or traditional pregnancy as well as those experiencing infertility and/or recurrent miscarriage. AskLenore.com supports all mothers who wish to breastfeed, whether they are relactating, hoping to breastfeed after breast augmentation or reduction, inducing lactation for an adoptive child or one born by surrogacy, or breastfeeding a biological child. Lenore’s son, Adam, was born in 1999 by gestational surrogacy. After Adam was conceived, Lenore was determined to breastfeed her baby and began searching for a doctor who could help her achieve that goal. She found Dr. Jack Newman, who worked with her to develop a protocol that enabled Lenore to provide breastmilk for her son from his second day of life. Adam was born prematurely, at 32 weeks’ gestation, and was initially tube-fed with Lenore’s breastmilk. He was able to feed on his own from the breast at 9 days and continued to receive breastmilk until he was 8 months old and a healthy 20 pounds. At her peak, Lenore was able to produce 32 ounces of breastmilk per day.

After Lenore’s success with the protocol she began to spread the word. Soon she was receiving inquiries from women all over North America who were eager to breastfeed their adopted babies or babies born via surrogacy. In response, she wrote the first Guide to the Protocols for Induced Lactation, based on information in Dr. Newman’s book and her own experience, and posted it on the web in July 2001. Since then, she has helped more than 4,000 adoptive mothers, intended mothers, and relactating women to bring in their milk supplies. She has also helped many adoptive and relactating moms to get older babies to the breast. An abbreviated version of the protocols is included in The Breastfeeding Answer Book, Third Edition, by Nancy Morbacher (La Leche League International).

Lenore is the 2007 recipient of the Quebec Lactation Consultant Association Linda J. Smith Award of Excellence. This award was presented to Lenore on June 4th, 2007 by Linda J. Smith on behalf of the Quebec Lactation Consultant Association

In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the field of human lactation, for challenging the status quo in our society, her sincere efforts to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding, and for endeavoring to bring excellence to the IBCLC profession.

In 2010, Lenore completed her doctorate in human lactation and reproductive counseling at the Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio.


Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Lenore Goldfarb, Ph.D., CCC, IBCLC

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

PresidentCanadian Breastfeeding Foundation, Montréal, Québec, Canada
ChairQuébec Lactation Consultant Association-Montréal Section, Montréal, Québec, Canada
TreasurerUnion Institute and University International Alumni/ae Association Board (IAAB), Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Doctoral GraduateUnion Institute and University Doctoral Program, Specialization: Human Lactation and Reproductive Counselling, Cincinnati, Ohio
InstructorMontreal Institute for Lactation Consultants, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Co-founder / International Board Certified Lactation Consultant / Educator / ResearcherGoldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic and Program, Herzl Family Practice Centre, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital Montréal, Québec, Canada
Co-founder / AdministratorAsk Lenore Website and Message Boards www.asklenore.info for Recurrent Miscarriage, Infertility, Adoptive Breastfeeding and Induced Lactation
Co-author together with Dr. Jack NewmanThe Protocols for Induced Lactation: A Guide for Maximizing Breastmilk Production
Co-founder / Administrative DirectorGalerie Mistral Inc. Montréal, Québec, Canada
Co-founder / Administrator / TreasurerGenerations Nursery School, Montréal, Québec, Canada
PhotographerFreelance, fine art, exhibition

AWARDS

2007Quebec Lactation Consultant Association: Linda J. Smith Award of Excellence “For outstanding contributions to the field of human lactation, for challenging the status quo in our society, for her sincere efforts to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding, and for endeavouring to bring excellence to the IBCLC profession.”

EDUCATION

2011Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), Montréal, Québec, Canada
2010Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Arts and Sciences and a specialization in Human Lactation and Reproductive Counseling, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio.
2007Recertified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Montréal, Québec
2006Diploma in Counselling with distinction, Institute of Natural Healing, Furlong, Pennsylvania, USA
2002International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Montréal, Québec
2002Breast Ed Online Lactation Studies, Australia
2002Lactation Educator Program, Lactation Institute, Encino, California
1996Photography Program, Camera Lucida Image Centre, Montréal, Québec
1992Flight School, Laurentide Aviation, Montréal, Québec
1988Bachelor of Science in Biology, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec
1983Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec
1979Diplôme d’Études Collégial, Marianopolis College, Montréal, Québec

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS ATTENDED

2011International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Annual Conference: Raising the Bar: Enhancing Practices and Improving Health Outcomes, San Diego, California, USA
Poster: Results of a Survey to Assess the Experiences of Women who Induced Lactation.
2011Maternal-Child Health Nursing Grand Rounds, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Presenter: Domperidone: What health providers need to know.
2011Québec Lactation Consultant Association (AQC) Pétite Soirée, CLSC Jean-Olivier, Oka, St-Eustache, Québec, Canada
Presenter: Dompéridone: ce que les professionnels doivent savoir.
2011Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Art and Science of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida, USA
Poster: Development of a Survey Instrument to Assess the Experiences of Women who Induced Lactation.
Poster: Results of a Survey to Assess the Experiences of Women who Induced Lactation.
2010New Directions in Breastfeeding Research Symposium. Memorial University, Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Oral Abstract Presentation/Poster: Results of a Survey to Assess the Experiences of Women who Induced Lactation;
Poster:The Development of a Survey Instrument to Assess the Experiences of Women who Induced Lactation
2010World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), Penang, Malaysia.
Workshop: Induced Lactation: From Probability to Possibility;
Poster: The Development of a Survey Instrument to Assess the Experiences of Women who Induced Lactation;
Poster: Results of a Survey to Assess the Experiences of Women who Induced Lactation
2010International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML), Lima, Peru.
Poster: The Development of a Survey Instrument to Assess the Experiences of Women who Induced Lactation;
Poster: Results of a Survey to Assess the Experiences of Women who Induced Lactation
2010Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management pre-conference workshops, Orlando, Florida, USA.
2010Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management core conference, Orlando, Florida, USA.
2010Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management core conference, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Poster: The Improvement of Breastfeeding Initiation in the Province of Quebec, Canada
2009-10SMBD-Jewish General Hospital Lactation Education Program, Instructor, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
2009Québec Lactation Consultant Association: The Big Conference, 3rd edition, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
2008-9SMBD-Jewish General Hospital Lactation Education Program, Instructor, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
2008La Leche League Québec Symposium, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2008American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 41st Annual Post Graduate (PG) Program: PG Course 03:“After Treatment Ends: Psychological and Ethical Issues”, San Francisco, CA, USA
2008ASRM 41st Annual PG Program: PG Course 14: “Assisted Reproduction for Gay Men and Lesbians: Social, Psychological and Legal Aspects”, San Francisco, CA, USA.
2008ASRM 64th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA
2008Maternal-Child Health Nursing Rounds, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Presenter: Induced Lactation and Relactation, Sir Mortimer B. Davis – Jewish General Hospital, October 7th
2008International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Annual Conference: One Voice, Uniting the Profession - Practice, Professionalism, Policy, Las Vegas, Nevada
Poster: The Improvement of Breastfeeding Initiation in the Province of Quebec, Canada
2008Gold 08 Online Lactation Discussion.
Presenter: Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation Demystified, Health-e-learning.com
2008Association of Death Education and Counselling 30th Annual Counference: Global Mourning -- Death Among and Beyond Ourselves, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2008Florida Lactation Consultant Association Annual Meeting and Conference: Milk Madness: What Lactation Specialists Deal With Every Day! Lake Mary, Florida, USA.
Presenter: Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation Demystified.
Poster: Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation: Decision Tool.
2008International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML), Perth, Australia.
Poster: Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation: Decision Tool.
2008Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management pre-conference workshops, Orlando, Florida, USA
2008Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management core conference, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Poster: Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation: Decision Tool.
2007Québec Lactation Consultant Association (AQC) Annual Meeting and Conference: Montréal, Québec, Canada
2007La Leche League Québec Symposium, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2007Canadian Lactation Consultant Association Annual General Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Presenter: Treasurer’s Report.
2007The Calgary Breastfeeding Matters Group, Calgary Breastfeeding Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
2007American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 40th Annual Post Graduate (PG) Program: PG Course 04, “Environmental Contaminants and Female Reproduction”, Washington, D.C., USA.
2007ASRM 40th Annual PG Program: PG Course 23 “Controversies in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss”, Washington, D.C., USA.
2007ASRM 63rd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA.
2007International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Annual Conference : Controversies in Lactation, San Diego, California, USA.
Co-Presenter with Dr. Jack Newman: Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation Demystified
Poster and Oral Presentation: Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation: Decision Tool.
2007Gold 07 Online Lactation Discussion.
Presenter: Induced Lactation and Relactation, Health-e-learning.com
2007Québec Lactation Consultant Association: The Big Conference, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2007Healthy Children Project Center for Breastfeeding Symposium at Sea: Navigating the Milky Way: Research Updates in Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Port Canaveral, Florida, USA and the Bahamas.
2007Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management Pre-Conference Workshop: Bed sharing, Orlando, Florida, USA
2007Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management core conference, Orlando, Florida, USA
2006Québec Lactation Consultant Association (AQC) Annual Meeting and Conference:
Presenter: Induced Lactation and Relactation, Terrebonne, Québec, Canada
2006La Leche League Québec/Canadian Lactation Consultant Association (CLCA) Joint Annual Meeting and Symposium, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2006ASRM 39th Annual Post Graduate Program: PG 02, “The New Three R’s: Reproduction, Rights, and Responsibility in the ARTs”, New Orleans, LA, USA
2006ASRM 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA
2006International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Annual Conference: Interdisciplinary Breastfeeding Practice: Integration through Information, Philadelphia, USA.
2006Infact 16th Annual Breastfeeding Conference: Breastfeeding: Good Health for the Family, Toronto, Canada
2006Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management, Orlando, Florida, USA
2006Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management Pre-Conference Workshop: Case Studies in Breastfeeding: A Clinical Skill Building Lab, Orlando, Florida, USA
2006Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management Pre-Conference Workshop: Bedsharing, Orlando, Florida, USA
2006Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management Pre-Conference: Ethics of Donor Human Milk Banking, Orlando, Florida, USA.
2006Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management Pre-Conference Workshop: Learning from Our Sisters of the Sea: Pregnancy, Birth, and Lactation of Aquatic Mammals, Sea World, Orlando, Florida, USA
2005ASRM & CFAS 38th Annual Post Graduate Program: PG19, An Odyssey of 25 Years in Reproductive Medicine, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2005ASRM & CFAS 38th Annual Post Graduate Program:PG11, Innate Immunity in the Reproductive Tract, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2005American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) & Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) Conjoint Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2005International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Conference and Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2005Ottawa Valley Lactation Consultants (OVLC) 9th Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2005Hamilton Region Lactation Committee and Niagara Region Breastfeeding Coalition Conference “Art and Evidence in Breastfeeding”, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
200512th Annual Professional Lactation Conference, Burlington, Vermont, USA
2004ILCA Conference and Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
200411th Annual Professional Lactation Conference, Burlington, Vermont, USA
2003ILCA Conference and Annual Meeting, Sydney, Australia, 2003
200310th Annual Professional Lactation Conference, Burlington, Vermont, USA
2002La Leche League Symposium, Montréal, Québec, Canada
200212th Annual National Breastfeeding Seminar for Health Professionals, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2002Lactation Institute Infant and the Family Life Cycle Seminar, Encino, California, USA
2002Lactation Institute Special Challenges in Lactation Seminar: Infant Issues, B & D, Encino, California, USA
2001Montréal Breast-Feeding Promotion Committee and Montréal Lactation Consultants’ Group Seminar: “Breastfeeding Today - Meeting the Challenges”, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1997Infertility Symposium, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1996Infertility Symposium, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

June 2009 to PresentPresident: Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation, Québec, Canada
January 2008 to November 2009Treasurer/CERPs Coordinator/: Québec Lactation Consultant Association, Montréal, Québec, Canada
September
to December 2007
Director/CERPs Coordinator/: Québec Lactation Consultant Association, Montréal, Québec, Canada
February
to September, 2007
Director: Québec Lactation Consultant Association, Montréal Québec, Canada
January 2007
to March 2008
Treasurer: Canadian Lactation Consultant Association, Rosemère, Québec, Canada
September 2005
to present
Instructor: Montreal Institute for Lactation Consultants (MILC), Montréal, Québec, Canada
December 2004
to present
President: Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation, Montréal, Québec, Canada
October 2002 to presentInternational Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Co-founder/Lactation Consultant/Educator/Researcher: Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic and Program, Herzl Family Practice Centre, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital Montréal, Québec, Canada
September 2002
to present
Founder/Moderator: AskLenore.info website
July 2001
to September 2002
Moderator/Peer Counsellor: Ask Lenore Forum of the Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website
September 1997
to October
Co-founder/Administrative Director: Galerie Mistral Inc., 2000 Montréal, Québec, Canada
January 1996
to present
Fine art photographer, Montréal, Québec, Canada
June 1995
to present
Recurrent Miscarriage and Infertility Peer Counsellor/Volunteer, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
January 1995 to July 1995Co-founder/Administrator/Treasurer: Generations Nursery School, Montréal, Québec, Canada
April 1989
to December 1992
Independent Sales Representative: Capadco Inc./B & K Buttons Inc./HTC, Inc., Montréal, Québec, Canada
January 1989
to March 1989
Executive Assistant: Cathcan Inc./TTC Inc., Taipei, Taiwan
September 1983 to January 1984Accountant in Training: Appel and Partners Chartered Accountants, Montréal, Québec, Canada
June 1978 to August 1988Summer Job as Factory Worker: Via Chem Inc. (packaging facility),Montréal, Québec, Canada
September 1977
to January 1980
Sales Representative/Junior Division Assistant Director/Junior Division Director/Assistant Director/Director ISS Ski School and Club, Montréal, Québec, Canada
July 1977
to August 1977
Volunteer worker, Kibbutz Nir David, Israel

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Québec Lactation Consultant Association (2010).Portrait d’une consultante. Bulletin de l’AQC, Novembre.
Goldfarb, L. (2010).An assessment of the experiences of women who induced lactation (Doctoral Dissertation). Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Goldfarb, L. (2010).The art of connecting. In L. Pearl (Ed.) Living Legacies: A Collection of Inspirational Contemporary Canadian Jewish Women, (2nd Rev. ed.). Toronto: PK Press.
Eisner, M. (2003).A helping hand for nursing moms: New clinic at JGH offers solutions for problem breastfeeding. The Suburban, Feb. 5
Fidelman, C. (2002).Baby making boomers trying to beat the clock. The Montréal Gazette, May 27
Goldenberg, J. (1997).Generations Pre-school asks Hampstead Park for revamp. The Suburban, June 18
Goldfarb, L. (2007).A mother’s story of loss and survival. In H. Stone (Ed.) Remembering our angels: Personal stories of healing from a pregnancy loss. www.Lulu.com pub
Goldfarb, L. (2003).WHO official explains stand on breastfeeding and HIV at international lactation consultant’s meeting.
Goldfarb, L. (2002).The premature infant: A mother’s perspective
Goldfarb, L. (2002).Lenore Goldfarb’s response to “stressed about the breast
Goldfarb, L. (2002).Blocked duct versus mastitis: A summary
Goldfarb, L. (1999).A photographer/gallery owner shares her thoughts on the art and collecting. Black and White Magazine for Collectors of Fine Photography, Winter (4), 32-34
Jarjoura, K. (1998).La Galerie Mistral exclusivement photo-focus!, Place Publique, Feb 5
Kozinska, D. (1997).The world seen through woman’s lens, The Montreal Gazette, Sept 13
Kozinska, D. (1997).New gallery in the picture, The Montreal Gazette, Dec 13
Kozinska, D. (1998).101 bites of the apple, The Montreal Gazette, May 23
Newman, J., & Goldfarb, L. (2002).The protocols for induced lactation: A guide for maximizing breastmilk production.
Newman, J., & Goldfarb, L. (2003).Induced lactation. In N. Mohrbacher and J. Stock, The breastfeeding answer book (3rd Rev. ed., pp. 388, 394-395). Schaumburg, IL: La Leche League International Publishers
Newman, J., & Goldfarb, L. (2005).Induced lactation protocol. In J. Riordan, Breastfeeding and human lactation (3rd ed., p. 469b.). Boston: Jones and Bartlett
Polak, M. (2002).How non-birth mothers are breastfeeding. The Montréal Gazette, November 10
Rents, J. N. (2002).Nursing for non-bio moms. And Baby Magazine, July/August
Schwartz, S. (1997).Community of creativity. The Montreal Gazette, Sept 11
Solomon, H. (1998).Arts Scene, The Canadian Jewish News, May 21

CHARITABLE AFFILIATIONS

PresidentCanadian Breastfeeding Foundation
Treasurer:Union Institute and University International Alumni/ae Association Board (IAAB)
Past Treasurer /
CERPs Coordinator
Québec Lactation Consultant Association
Past TreasurerCanadian Lactation Consultant Association.
Associate MemberAmerican Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
Associate MemberInternational Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML)
MemberAssociation for Death Education and Counselling
MemberAustralian Breastfeeding Association
Member:Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
MemberCanadian Lactation Consultant Association
MemberFlorida Lactation Consultant Association
MemberInternational Board Certified Lactation Consultant
MemberInternational Lactation Consultant Association
MemberMental Health Professionals Group, ASRM
MemberQuebec Counselling Association
MemberQuebec Lactation Consultant Association
Life MemberAuxiliary, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital
Life GovernorJewish Rehabilitation Hospital, Montréal, Québec
PhotographerSir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital Annual Tennis Tournament
Lactation Consultant/
Researcher/
Photographer/
Founder
Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic and Program, Herzl Family Practice Centre, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital

LANGUAGES

English (fluent), French (conversational)

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