Carole Dobrich, RN, IBCLC

CAROLE DOBRICH is a Montreal-based registered nurse and international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) who frequently lectures on the topics of birth and breastfeeding. She is coordinator of The Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital and of a weekly mother and baby support group held at the hospital. Ms. Dobrich also has a private practice, doing both home visits and telephone consultations. She obtained her general nursing certificate in 1983 from the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Australia, later pursuing further nursing studies at Montreal’s Vanier College. Ms. Dobrich became an international board certified lactation consultant in 1996 and recertified in 2001.

Carole is the mother of four boys, all breastfed.

 

Education

2001
International Lactation Consultant Recertification (IBCLC)
1996
International Lactation Consultant Certification (IBCLC)
1994
Vanier College, Montreal
Biology 301
1986 - 1987
Vanier College, Montreal
Nursing V & VI
1984
St. Vincent’s Hospital, Australia
Student Midwife - Incomplete
1980 - 1983
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia
General Nursing Certificate

Employment

2002 - Present
Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic
Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital
Lactation Consultant / Coordinator
2000 - 2002
Breastfeeding Clinic (VMS Clinic - Outremont)
Lactation Consultant / Coordinator
1997 - Present
Coordinator - Mother and Baby Support Group
Royal Victoria Hospital (Tuesdays)
1992 - Present
Self Employed
  • Lactation Consultant in private practice
  • Telephone Consultations & Home Visits
  • Professional in-service training
  • Breast pump rental station
1994 - 2001
Childbirth Education - Toula Hatherall
Royal Victoria Hospital
Breastfeeding Educator / Prenatal Educator
1994 - 1997
Dr. Susanne Steinberg, Montreal
Registered Nurse / Research Assistant
Postpartum Depression / Premenstrual Syndrome
Data Entry, Interviews, Blood Work, Questionnaires
1994 - 1997
Childbirth Education - Kathy Waghorn
St. Mary’s Hospital
Childbirth Educator / Hospital Tour
1993 - 2000
St. Mary’s Hospital, Montreal
Obstetrics / Gynaecology
Prenatal Clinic (May - December 1993)
Women’s Clinic - N.S.T. Nurse (March - July 1994)
Registered Nurse - OBS availability
1991 - 1992
Dr. William Bilek, Montreal
Obstetrics / Gynaecology
Private Office / Registered Nurse
1991
Dr. Edmond Shahin
Paediatrics / Allergist
Private Office / Registered Nurse
1991
Prince Charles Hospital, Australia
Aged Care
Registered Nurse
1990
Australian Catholic University, McAuley Campus, Australia
Nursing Laboratory Technician
1989 - 1990
Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia
Gynaecology
Registered Nurse
1987 - 1989
St. Mary’s Hospital, Montreal
Obstetrics / Gynaecology
Registered Nurse

Lectures

2006
Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management, Orlando, Florida, USA.
2006
Healthy 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.
2006
Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management Pre-Conference Workshop: Bedsharing, Orlando, Florida, USA
2006
Healthy 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
2006
Healthy 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
2006
Infact Canada - Breastfeeding: Good health for the family: Toronto, Canada. 
Nils Bergman, James McKenna, Barbara Wilson-Clay, Gail Blair Storr
2006
Breastfeeding: a Public Health Imperative: Ottawa, Ontario. 
Molly Pessl and Kathryn G. Dewey
2005
Human Milk Banking: A Global Perspective on Best Practices: Alexandria, Virginia, USA HMBANA International Conference.
2005
Protecting the Mother-Baby Continuum: Ottawa, Ontario. Dr. Nils Bergman and Linda Smith
2005
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Annual Conference: Breaking the Barriers to Breastfeeding: Research, Policy and Practice, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2005
The Niagara Breastfeeding Coalition & Hamilton Regional Lactation Committee Conference : Art and Evidence in Breastfeeding, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
2004
Montreal Lactation Consultants: Case Studies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2004
The Vermont Lactation Consultant Association 11th Annual Professional Lactation Conference, Burlington, Vermont, USA
2004
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Annual Conference: Best Practice: Supporting Breastfeeding Worldwide, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
2003
La Leche League Symposium on Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding and the World: Science and Our Doors, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2003
Texas Tech University School of Medicine & Women’s Health Research Institute: Human Lactation: Current Research and Clinical Implications, Amarillo, Texas, USA
2003
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Annual Conference: Milk, Mammals and Marsupials: An International Perspective, Sydney, Australia
2003
The Vermont Lactation Consultant Association 10th Annual Professional Lactation Conference, Burlington, Vermont, USA
2002
La Leche League Symposium on Breastfeeding: All of the Same Vision, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2002
12th Annual National Breastfeeding Seminar for Health Professionals, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2002
Lactation Institute Special Challenges in Lactation Seminar: Infant Issues, B & D, Encino, California, USA.
April 18 & 19, 2002
Birth & Breastfeeding
Burlington, Vermont
Speakers - Linda Smith & Thomas Hale
January 10, 2001
Breastfeeding Today - Meeting the Challenges
Montreal, Quebec
Speaker - Dr. Jack Newman
(Conference Chairperson)
April 06 & 07, 2001
'OVLC News & Cues Conference'
Ottawa, OntarioSpeakers - Peter Hartmann & Ann-Marie Widström
June 16, 2000
Latch, Supply and Language, Clinical Applications in Breastfeeding
Ottawa, Ontario
Speakers - Diane Wiessinger & Pamela Hill
June 8, 2000
5e Journée Annuelle de Périnatalité de Montréal-Centre
Être parent aujourd'hui
April 13 & 14, 2000
Birth & Breastfeeding
Burlington, Vermont
Speakers - James McKenna & Kittie Frantz
April 29 & 30, 1999
Birth & Breastfeeding
Burlington, Vermont
Speakers - Michael Woolridge & Barbara Wilson-Clay
July 5, 1998
Birth & Breastfeeding
Burlington, Vermont
Speaker - Dr. Kathleen Auerbach
May 9 & 10, 1997
Birth & Breastfeeding - From Theory to Practice
Burlington, Vermont
Speaker - Chloe Fisher
November 29, 1996
Fathers, Mothers, Babies and Postpartum Depression
Montreal Children’s Hospital
November 8, 1996
Mood and Anxiety Disorders in the Childbearing Cycle
Ottawa Civic Hospital
Speaker - Jeanne Watson Driscoll
October 5, 1996
Birth & Breastfeeding - Current Approaches to Ancient Arts
Burlington, Vermont
Speaker - Kittie Frantz
November 24, 1995
The Politics of Breastfeeding
Speakers - Dr. Jack Newman & Dr. Suzanne Dionne
May 12, 1995
Cultural Influences on Birth & Breastfeeding
Speaker - Dr. Jack Newman
April 7 & 08, 1994
Lactation Science and Support
Speakers - Dr. Kathleen Auerbach & Donna Corrieri
October 22, 1993
Breastfeeding Seminar for Health Professionals
La Leche League Canada
1991
Montreal Breastfeeding Seminar
Speaker - Jackie Glover
1991
8 Day Professional Development Course, Australia
Sexuality and Family Planning
1990
Hospital In-service, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia
Personal / Professional Development
Cardiac Monitoring
Law & Ethics

Workshops & Presentations Given

June 2002
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses
St. Mary’s Hospital
IBCLC training course for nurses
St. Mary’s Hospital
May 2002
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses
St. Mary’s Hospital
IBCLC training course for nurses
St. Mary’s Hospital
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses
CLSC Bordeaux - Cartiville
April 2002
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses
St. Mary’s Hospital

IBCLC training course for nurses
St. Mary’s Hospital
March 2002
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses
St. Mary’s Hospital

IBCLC training course for nurses
St. Mary’s Hospital
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses
CLSC Bordeaux - Cartiville
February 2002
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses
St. Mary’s Hospital
January 2002
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses
St. Mary’s Hospital
December 2001
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses
St. Mary’s Hospital
November 2001
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses
St. Mary’s Hospital
February 2001
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses and lay mother councilors
C.L.S.C. Pierrefonds
September 2000
Breastfeeding Problems in the First Week
St. Mary’s Hospital Family Medicine Residents
March 2000
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses and lay mother councilors
C.L.S.C. Cote-des-neiges
February 1999
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses and lay mother councilors
C.L.S.C. Pierrefonds
May 1998
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses and lay mother councilors
C.L.S.C. Lachine
February 1998
Breastfeeding in-service for nurses and lay mother councilors
C.L.S.C. Pierrefonds
December 1997
Breastfeeding Information to New Mothers
Westmount YMCA
February 1997
Breastfeeding Problems in the First Week
St. Mary’s Hospital Family Medicine Residents
Breastfeeding and Postpartum Depression
Montreal Lactation Consultants Chapter
September 1996
Prenatal Breastfeeding Workshop for Childbirth Educators
Toula Hatherall - Royal Victoria Hospital
March 1996
Breastfeeding Information to New Mothers
Westmount YMCA
Fall 1995
Breastfeeding Community Resources
St. Mary’s Hospital - Obstetrical Nursing Staff

Memberships

  • Quebec Order of Nurses
  • Montreal Breastfeeding Promotion Committee
    (Chairperson 1995 & Nov 2001 - present)
  • Montreal Lactation Consultants Chapter
    (Secretary 1997 - 1998)