XL58: Dr. Lenore Goldfarb: Induced Lactation: From Possibility to Probability

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As a result of information available through the Internet, there are many protocols and procedures that women could follow to induce lactation/relactate/adoptive breastfeed and which are easily disseminated worldwide. However, there exists a paucity of published studies on women who breastfed infants to whom they did not give birth. The last study to evaluate a population of mothers who induced lactation/relactated/adoptive breastfed took place over 30 years ago. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of what women have historically done to induce lactation and what they have been doing more recently based on information obtained from newer research in order to inform clinical practice.

Dr. Lenore Goldfarb

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the history of induced lactation, relactation and adoptive breastfeeding.
  • Describe the biology associated with the above.
  • Describe commonly used protocols and procedures, medications and herbals for this purpose.
  • Describe the research associated with the above and the role of the health care provider.
1 L CERPs / 1 Lactation Specific Hours
Access period:
One week
Lecture recorded:

Lenore Goldfarb, PhD, CCC, IBCLC is a Certified Canadian Counsellor, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and co-founder of the Jewish General Hospital-Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic (from which she retired in 2019), in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Goldfarb is president of the Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation and a director and professional development educator for the International Institute of Human Lactation, Health e-Learning.com and Step 2 Education International Inc. She is co-author together with Dr. Jack Newman of The Protocols for Induced Lactation: A Guide for Maximizing Breastmilk Production also known as The Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation®.

She is the founder/moderator of www.asklenore.info, an information resource for mothers wishing to induce lactation and/or adoptive breastfeed. Dr. Goldfarb completed her Ph.D. specializing in Human Lactation and Reproductive Counselling at the Union Institute & University, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has presented on lactation topics worldwide. Married over 30 years, she has two sons born via gestational surrogacy, for whom she successfully induced lactation and breastfed via the Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation®.