Dr. Lenore Goldfarb

Dr. Lenore Goldfarb, PhD, CCC, IBCLC, ALC 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 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. Abbreviated versions of the protocols appear in several lactation texts. See Selected Publications.

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, PhD, CCC, IBCLC, ALC

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

President/International Board Certified Lactation Consultant/Technology Assisted Distance Counsellor Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Co-director/Professional Development Educator Step 2 Education International Inc, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Co-director/Professional Development Educator Health e-Learning−IIHL, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Co-founder/Director/Instructor The International Institute for Human Lactation Inc, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Co-founder / Canadian Certified Counselor/ International Board Certified Lactation Consultant / Educator / Researcher Herzl Family Practice Centre ─ Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic, Jewish General Hospital Montréal, Québec, Canada
Administrator/Moderator/Technology Assisted Distance Counsellor Ask Lenore Website and Message Boards www.asklenore.info for Recurrent Miscarriage, Infertility, Adoptive Breastfeeding and Induced Lactation
Co-author together with Dr. Jack Newman The Protocols for Induced Lactation: A Guide for Maximizing Breastmilk Production also known as The Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation®
Registered Psychotherapist, Face-to-face and Technology Assisted Distance Counsellor Specialization: Human Lactation and Reproductive Counselling
Parent Facilitator Son-Rise Program (Autism Recovery)

AWARDS

2007 Québec 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.”

2015 Best Poster Award Presented by The Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand, at the 2nd Transnational LCANZ Breastfeeding Conference Mercure Brisbane, QLD Australia, March 6-8.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

2017 Recertified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Montréal, Québec.
2017 Recertified Advanced Lactation Consultant (ALC) Certification. The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice, Forestdale, MA, USA
2017 Registered Psychotherapist, Order of Psychologists of Quebec, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Required continuing education/supervision for 2014-2017 completed.
2017 Recertified Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA-ACCP), Montréal, Québec.
2015 Option Process Mentor Counsellor Re-Certification. The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA.
2014 Advanced Lactation Consultant (ALC) Certification. The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice, Forestdale, MA, USA
2014 Registered Psychotherapist, Order of Psychologists of Québec, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2014 Recertified Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA-ACCP), Montréal, Québec, Canada
2013 Option Process Mentor Counsellor Certification. The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA
2012 Recertified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Montréal, Québec, Canada
2012 Group Facilitator Certification, The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA
2011 Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA-ACCP), Montréal, Québec, Canada
2010 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Arts and Sciences and a specialization in Human Lactation and Reproductive Counseling, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
2007 Recertified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Montréal, Québec, Canada
2006 Diploma in Counselling, Institute of Natural Healing, Furlong, Pennsylvania, USA
2002 International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Montréal, Québec, Canada
2002 Breast Ed Online Lactation Studies, Australia
2002 Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), Lactation Educator Program, Lactation Institute, Encino, California, USA
1996 Photography Program, Camera Lucida Image Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1992 Flight School, Laurentide Aviation, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1988 Bachelor of Science in Biology, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1983 Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1979 Diplôme d’Études Collégial, Marianopolis College, Montréal, Québec, Canada

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS ATTENDED

2017Physicians Discussion Group, Auckland, New Zealand. October 24
Presenter: Induced Lactation/Adoptive Breastfeeding.
2017LCANZ Wellington Seminar, Hutt Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand. October 21
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL and Step 2 Education International
2017Infant Feeding In Whose Interest? Melbourne, Australia, October 12-13
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL and Step 2 Education International
2017 Therapeutic Interviewing & Short Term Active Rapprochement Therapy (START Model) with Dr. Norman Hoffman, Quebec Counselling Association, Montréal, Québec June 3
2017 Québec Lactation Consultant Association (AQC) Grand Conference, Laval, Québec. May 29-30.
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL and Step 2 Education International
2017 Best Practice Strategies for Challenging Clients: Sexual Issues, Substance Abuse, Personality Disorders, and ADHD, workshop featuring Dr. Dennis Kalogeropoulos, Dr. Eric Morris, Dr. Jennifer Russell, and Peter Gantous, Psychologist hosted by Medipsy, Montréal, Québec, May 11-12
2017 Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Annual Conference, St. John’s, NFLD May 19-22
2016 2nd World Breastfeeding Conference Johannesburg, South Africa
Presenter: Induced Lactation: From Possibility to Probability
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL and Step 2 Education International
2016 Québec Lactation Consultant Association (AQC) General Meeting, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2016 3rd Transnational LCANZ Breastfeeding Conference Melbourne, Australia.
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL and Step 2 Education International
2016 International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Conference and Annual Meeting: Celebrating Baby Friendly in the Hospital and Beyond, Chicago, Illinois.
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL and Step 2 Education International
2016 Québec Lactation Consultant Association (AQC) Grand Conference, Laval, Québec.
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL and Step 2 Education International
2016 American Counselling Association (ACA)-Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Conference & Expo, Montréal, Québec.
Presenter: Never Say Never: Supporting Families Impacted by Infertility
2016 Weigh Happier. The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA.
2015 Aspire Communications Visual Language Workshop. Oakland, California.
2015 Exceptional Woman. The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA.
2015 Ways to Bolster Resilience: A Life-Span Treatment Approach to Trauma by Dr. Donald Meichenbaum workshop hosted by Medipsy, Montréal, Québec, October 16
2015 Legal and Organizational Aspects of a Psychotherapy Practice. Dr. Martin Drapeau and Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick, Workshop hosted by Medipsy, Montréal, Québec, October 3-4.
2015 Canadian Lactation Consultant Association (CLCA) National Breastfeeding Conference - Lactation: Culture, Collaboration and Communities, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Presenter: Induced Lactation: From Possibility to Probability
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL and Step 2 Education International
2015 Order of Psychologists of Québec. Records Keeping Course, Montréal, Québec.
2015 International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Conference and Annual Meeting: 30 Years and Moving Forward, Washington, D.C.
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL and Step 2 Education International
2015 Inner Strength. The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA.
2015 Aspire Communications Visual Language Workshop Level 2. Online
2015 Québec Lactation Consultant Association (AQC) Grand Conference, Laval, Québec.
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL and Step 2 Education International
2015 Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
2015 Ontario Baby Friendly Initiative Expo, Vaughan, Ontario.
Exhibitor: Step 2 Education International
2015 Québec Lactation Consultant Association (AQC) Pétite Soirée, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Presenter: Never Say Never: The Impact of Infertility, Hormonal Support and Maternal Age on Lactation and Breastfeeding
2015 2nd Transnational LCANZ Breastfeeding Conference Mercure Brisbane, QLD Australia.
Poster: Ankyloglossia in Breastfeeding Infants: Stretching Exercises Post-Frenotomy and the Efficacy of the Procedure
Award: Best Poster
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL and Step 2 Education International
2015 Aspire Communications Visual Language Workshop Level 1. Tucson, Arizona
2015 Group Facilitator Training Program. The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA. Presenter: Forgiveness; Loss of a Parent; Loss of a Child
2015 Mentor Certification Program. The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA. Certified Mentor-Tutor/Angel
2014 Advanced Lactation Consultant (ALC) Certification Training Program. Healthy Children Project Inc., Tampa, Florida, USA
2014 Australasian Society for Tongue and Lip Tie, Cutting Edge Tongue-Tie Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Poster: Ankyloglossia in Breastfeeding Infants: Stretching Exercises Post-Frenotomy and the Efficacy of the Procedure
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL
2014 Australian Breastfeeding Association Liquid Gold Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Poster: Ankyloglossia in Breastfeeding Infants: Stretching Exercises Post-Frenotomy and the Efficacy of the Procedure
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL
2014-15 Instructor: International Institute of Human Lactation: Lactation Education Program, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2014 Group Facilitation Training Program (Cognitive Therapy), The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA, January 6-17
2013 Professional Conduct and Records Keeping Course, Order of Psychologists of Québec, Montréal, Québec, Canada November 8 – December 6
2013 Advanced Power Dialogues (Mentor Breakout Sessions, Cognitive Therapy), The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA, October 27-30
2013 23rd National Breastfeeding Conference: Strengthening Our Breastfeeding Culture, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 17-18.
Poster: Ankyloglossia in Breastfeeding Infants: Stretching Exercises Post-Frenotomy and the Efficacy of the Procedure.
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL
2013 Canadian Lactation Consultant Association 2013 National Conference: Breastfeeding - It Just Makes Good Science, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Oct 4-5
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL
2013-14 Instructor: Jewish General Hospital-International Institute of Human Lactation: Lactation Education Program, Montréal, Québec, Canada, September-July
2013 International Lactation Consultant Association 2013 Conference & Annual Meeting, Born to Breastfeed: A Global Public Health Imperative, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, July 25-28
Presenter: Face-2-Face Versus E-Learning
Poster: Ankyloglossia in Breastfeeding Infants: Stretching Exercises Post-Frenotomy and the Efficacy of the Procedure
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL
2013 Québec Lactation Consultant Association: The Big Conference, Montréal, Québec, Canada, June 3-4
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL
2013 United States Lactation Consultant Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA, May 3-5
Exhibitor: Health e-Learning─IIHL
2013 Wide Awake (Cognitive Therapy), The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA, April 28-May 1
2013 Mentor Certification Training Program (Cognitive Therapy), The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA, January 6-February 1
2012 Advanced PowerDialogues (Cogitive Therapy). The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA, November 4-9
2012-13 Instructor: Jewish General Hospital-International Institute of Human Lactation: Lactation Education Program, Montréal, Québec, Canada, September-July
2012 Herzl Family Practice Centre-Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic and Program Annual Retreat, Gelber Center, Montréal, Québec, Canada, February 26
Group Facilitator: Counselling and Communication
2012 Wide Awake (Cognitive Therapy), The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA, April 29-May 4
2012 Advanced Group Facilitation Training (Cognitive Therapy), The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA, January 15-20
2011 Group Facilitation Training Program, The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA, January 2-13
2011 Australian Breastfeeding Association International Conference: Step Up, Reach Out – developing an inclusive breastfeeding society, National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia, October 20-21
Presenter: Induced Lactation: From Probability to Possibility
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
2011 Fearless (Cognitive Therapy), The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA, September 11-16
2011-12 Instructor: Jewish General Hospital-International Institute of Human Lactation: Lactation Education Program, Montréal, Québec, Canada, September-July
2011 International 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
2011 Maternal-Child Health Nursing Grand Rounds, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Presenter: Domperidone: What health providers need to know
2011 Québec Lactation Consultant Association (AQC) Pétite Soirée, CLSC Jean-Olivier, Oka, St-Eustache, Québec, Canada
Presenter: Dompéridone: ce que les professionnels doivent savoir
2011 Calm Amid Chaos (Cognitive Therapy), The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA
2011 Healthy 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
2010 New Directions in Breastfeeding Research Symposium. Memorial University, Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
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
2010 Parenting Program, The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA
2010 World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), Penang, Malaysia
Workshop Facilitator: 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
2010 International 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
2010-11 Instructor: Jewish General Hospital Lactation Education Program, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2010 Exceptional Woman (Cognitive Therapy), The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA
2010 Optimal Self-Trust (Cognitive Therapy), The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA
2010 The Happiness Option (Cognitive Therapy), The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA
2010 Power Dialogues (Cognitive Therapy), The Option Institute, Sheffield, MA, USA
2010 Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management pre-conference workshops, Orlando, Florida, USA
2010 Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management core conference, Orlando, Florida, USA
2010 Healthy 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 Québec, Canada
2009-10 Instructor: SMBD-Jewish General Hospital Lactation Education Program, Instructor, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2009 Parent Facilitator: Son-Rise Program New Frontiers, The Autism Treatment Center of America, Sheffield, MA, USA
2009 Parent Facilitator: Son-Rise Program Maximum Impact, The Autism Treatment Center of America, Sheffield, MA, USA
2009 Québec Lactation Consultant Association: The Big Conference, 3rd edition, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2008-9 Instructor: SMBD-Jewish General Hospital Lactation Education Program, Instructor, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2008 Parent Facilitator: Son-Rise Program Start-Up, The Autism Treatment Center of America, Sheffield, MA, USA
2008 La Leche League Québec Symposium, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2008 American 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
2008 ASRM 41st Annual PG Program: PG Course 14: Assisted Reproduction for Gay Men and Lesbians: Social, Psychological and Legal Aspects, San Francisco, CA, USA
2008 ASRM 64th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA
2008 Maternal-Child Health Nursing Rounds, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada, October 7th
Presenter: Induced Lactation and Relactation, Sir Mortimer B. Davis – Jewish General Hospital, October 7th
2008 International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Annual Conference: One Voice, Uniting the Profession - Practice, Professionalism, Policy, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Poster: The Improvement of Breastfeeding Initiation in the Province of Québec, Canada
2008 Québec Lactation Consultant Association: The Big Conference, 2nd edition, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2008 Global Online Lactation Discussion (GOLD 08)
Presenter: Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation® Demystified, Health-e-learning.com
2008 Association of Death Education and Counselling 30th Annual Counference: Global Mourning -- Death Among and Beyond Ourselves, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2008 Florida 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
2008 International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML), Perth, Australia.
Poster: Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation®: Decision Tool
2008 Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management pre-conference workshops, Orlando, Florida, USA
2008 Healthy 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
2007 Québec Lactation Consultant Association (AQC) Annual Meeting and Conference: Montréal, Québec, Canada
2007 La Leche League Québec Symposium, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2007 Canadian Lactation Consultant Association Annual General Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Presenter: Treasurer’s Report
2007 The Calgary Breastfeeding Matters Group, Calgary Breastfeeding Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2007 American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 40th Annual Post Graduate (PG) Program: PG Course 04, Environmental Contaminants and Female Reproduction, Washington, D.C., USA
2007 ASRM 40th Annual PG Program: PG Course 23 Controversies in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Washington, D.C., USA
2007 ASRM 63rd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA
2007 International 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
2007 Global Online Lactation Discussion (GOLD ’07)
Presenter: Induced Lactation and Relactation, Health-e-learning.com
2007 Québec Lactation Consultant Association: The Big Conference, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2007 Healthy 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
2007 Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management Pre-Conference Workshop: Bed sharing, Orlando, Florida, USA
2007 Healthy Children Project International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management core conference, Orlando, Florida, USA
2006 Québec Lactation Consultant Association (AQC) Annual Meeting and Conference:
Presenter: Induced Lactation and Relactation, Terrebonne, Québec, Canada
2006 La Leche League Québec/Canadian Lactation Consultant Association (CLCA) Joint Annual Meeting and Symposium, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2006 ASRM 39th Annual Post Graduate Program: PG 02, The New Three R’s: Reproduction, Rights, and Responsibility in the ARTs, New Orleans, LA, USA
2006 ASRM 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA
2006 International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Annual Conference: Interdisciplinary Breastfeeding Practice: Integration through Information, Philadelphia, USA
2006 Infact 16th Annual Breastfeeding Conference: Breastfeeding: Good Health for the Family, Toronto, Canada
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
2005 ASRM & CFAS 38th Annual Post Graduate Program: PG19, An Odyssey of 25 Years in Reproductive Medicine, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2005 ASRM & CFAS 38th Annual Post Graduate Program:PG11, Innate Immunity in the Reproductive Tract, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2005 American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) & Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) Conjoint Annual Meeting, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2005 International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Conference and Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2005 Ottawa Valley Lactation Consultants (OVLC) 9th Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2005 Hamilton Region Lactation Committee and Niagara Region Breastfeeding Coalition Conference Art and Evidence in Breastfeeding, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
2005 12th Annual Professional Lactation Conference, Burlington, Vermont, USA
2004 ILCA Conference and Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
2004 11th Annual Professional Lactation Conference, Burlington, Vermont, USA
2003 ILCA Conference and Annual Meeting, Sydney, Australia, 2003
2003 10th Annual Professional Lactation Conference, Burlington, Vermont, USA
2002 La Leche League Symposium, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2002 12th Annual National Breastfeeding Seminar for Health Professionals, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2002 Lactation Institute Infant and the Family Life Cycle Seminar, Encino, California, USA
2002 Lactation Institute Special Challenges in Lactation Seminar: Infant Issues, B & D, Encino, California, USA
2001 Montréal Breast-Feeding Promotion Committee and Montréal Lactation Consultants’ Group Seminar: Breastfeeding Today - Meeting the Challenges, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1997 Infertility Symposium, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1996 Infertility Symposium, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

November 2014 to present Co-director: Step 2 Education International Inc., Montréal, Québec, Canada.
April 2014 to Present Registered Psychotherapist (Québec), Face-to-Face and Technology Assisted Distance Counsellor, in Private Practice. Specialization: Human Lactation and Reproductive Counselling, Montréal, Québec, Canada
March 2013 to present Co-director/Instructor: Health e-Learning−IIHL, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
July 2011 to Present Co-founder/Professional Development Educator: International Institute of Human Lactation Inc., Montréal, Québec, Canada
June 2009 to Present President/International Board Certified Lactation Consultant/Technology Assisted Distance Counsellor: Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation, Montréal, Québec, Canada
January 2008 to November 2009 Treasurer/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 July 2011 Instructor: Montréal Institute for Lactation Consultants (MILC), Montréal, Québec, Canada
December 2004 to June 2009 Executive Director/International Board Certified Lactation Consultant/Technology Assisted Distance Counsellor: Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation, Montréal, Québec, Canada
October 2002 to present Co-founder/International Board Certified Lactation Consultant/Educator/Researcher: Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic and Program, Herzl Family Practice Centre, Jewish General Hospital Montréal, Québec, Canada
October 2002 to present International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
May 2002 to present Co-founder/Canadian Certified Counsellor(2010)/ International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (2002)/Educator/Researcher: Herzl Family Practice Centre – Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic, Jewish General Hospital Montréal, Québec, Canada.
September 2002 to present Founder/Moderator/Techology Assisted Distance Counsellor: AskLenore.info website
September 2002 to present Face-to-Face and Technology Assisted Distance Counsellor: Specialization: Human Lactation and Reproductive Counselling (Induced Lactation, Infertility, Recurrent Miscarriage, Grief/Loss), Montréal, Québec, Canada
July 2001 to September 2002 Moderator/Technology Assisted Peer Counsellor: Ask Lenore Forum of the Adoptive Breastfeeding Resource Website
September 1997 to October 2000 Co-founder/Administrative Director: Galerie Mistral Inc., 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 1995 Co-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 1984 Accountant in Training: Appel and Partners Chartered Accountants, Montréal, Québec, Canada
June 1978 to August 1988 Summer 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

RADIO

February 9, 2011 Expert Consultant: Creating a family Radio Show: Breastfeeding the Child Through Adoption or Surrogacy. Available from: blogtalkradio.com

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Creating a Family (2011) Breastfeeding and adoption & surrogacy. Available from: blogtalkradio.com
Demyati, E., Stern, M., Goldfarb, L., Srinivasan, A., Mitnick, H., & Dobrich, C. (2014). Ankyloglossia in breastfeeding infants: Stretching exercises post-frenotomy and the efficacy of the procedure. ILCA Abstracts. Journal of Human Lactation, 30(4), 506. doi.org/10.1177/0890334414548676
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
Flanders, D., Lowe, A., Kramer, M., et al. (2012, May 11). A consensus statement on the use of domperidone to support lactation, Available from: ilca.org
Goldenberg, J. (1997). Generations Pre-school asks Hampstead Park for revamp. The Suburban, June 18
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.
Goldfarb, L. (2002). The premature infant: A mother’s perspective.Available from asklenore.info
Goldfarb, L. (2002). Lenore Goldfarb’s response to “stressed about the breast”.Available from asklenore.info
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CHARITABLE and PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

President Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation
Past Treasurer Canadian Lactation Consultant Association (CLCA-ACCL)
Past Treasurer Union Institute and University International Alumni/ae Association Board (IAAB)
Past Treasurer /
CERPs Coordinator
Québec Lactation Consultant Association (AQC)
Registered Psychotherapist Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ)
Member American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
Member Association for Death Education and Counselling (ADEC)
Member Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)
Member: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Member Canadian Lactation Consultant Association (CCPA-ACCP)
Member Canadian Lactation Consultant Association (CLCA)
Member Florida Lactation Consultant Association (FLCA)
Member International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Member International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
Member Mental Health Professionals Group, ASRM
Member Québec Counselling Association (QCA)
Member Québec Lactation Consultant Association (AQC)
Associate Member International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML)
Life Governor Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, Montréal, Québec
Life Member Auxiliary, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec
Life Member Sisterhood, Congregation Chevra Kadisha B’nai Jacob Beit Hazikaron, Montréal, Québec
Official Photographer Quebec Lactation Consultant Annual Grand Conference (2009-11)
Official Photographer Jewish General Hospital Annual Tennis Tournament (2002-2011)
Co-Founder Herzl Family Practice Centre - Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec

LANGUAGES

English (fluent), French (conversational)