Dr. Lenore Goldfarb, Ph.D., CCC, IBCLC, ALC, received the Union Institute & University International Alumni Association Board (IAAB) Legacy Alumni Award at the university’s national commencement ceremony held October 13, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Goldfarb earned a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in art and science and a specialization in human lactation and reproductive counseling from Union in 2010.
Union’s Legacy Alumni Award is presented in recognition of alumni who have in their lives demonstrated a commitment to learning, service and social responsibility. Legacy alumni have also achieved significant recognition for their service to society and/or the university, either by transforming social action or by generous contribution.
Steven Swerdfeger, Ph.D., C.H., vice president of Union’s IAAB and chair of the Awards Committee, said the following on Dr. Goldfarb’s selection.
“The Awards Committee was delighted to affirm Dr. Goldfarb’s genuine passion and dedication for the field of Human Lactation and Reproductive Counseling. Dr. Goldfarb travels the world extensively as a recognized expert and invited consultant. Her work has communicated the enduring benefits of breastfeeding and human lactation to thousands of health care workers who in turn have assisted hundreds of thousands of mothers and their children.”
Dr. Goldfarb is a Certified Canadian Counselor, a registered psychotherapist, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Advanced Lactation Consultant, and co-founder of the Jewish General Hospital-Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic, in Montreal, Quebec.
She is also president of the Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation, a director and educator for the International Institute of Human Lactation Inc., Health e-Learning.com and Step 2 Education International Inc., and co-founder of the Lactation Education Program in Quebec, Canada.
She is co-author with Dr. Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC, of The Protocols for Induced Lactation: A Guide for Maximizing Breastmilk Production.
Dr. Goldfarb is an acknowledged reviewer for the 2018 Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care textbook. She is the founder/moderator of www.asklenore.info, an information resource for mothers wishing to induce lactation and/or adoptive breastfeed. She has helped more than 4,000 adoptive mothers to breastfeed. She is a recipient of the Quebec Lactation Consultant Association Linda J. Smith Award of Excellence, recognizing her outstanding contribution to the field of human lactation, for challenging the status quo, and bringing excellence to the IBCLC profession. More recently, Dr. Goldfarb co-founded the Lactation Care Counsellor Program in Mumbai, India.
Married for more than 26 years, she has two sons for whom she successfully induced lactation and breastfed via the Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation®.
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