Carole Dobrich

Director & Professional Development Educator, B.Sc., RN, IBCLC

Carole has been involved in health care since 1980. She is a registered nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, educator, and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Maternal Child Health: Human Lactation. She has been supporting families with lactation for more than 30 years. She grew up in Australia and has been living in Montreal, Canada for many years. She co-founded the Herzl Family Practice Center-Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic in 2002 and was the senior IBCLC and educator from 2002 until 2014. In 2004 Carole founded the first bilingual (English/French) lactation education program in Quebec, Canada. She frequently lectures nationally and internationally on lactation matters and is involved in continued lactation research. Carole developed the Frenotomy Decision Tool for Breastfeeding Dyads (FDTBD) which was validated by 2 pediatricians in Indonesia. She has a strong interest in The International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and has been involved in Code training. She is also a strong supporter of Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies. She believes in the importance of sharing knowledge through education and mentoring, supporting research, and putting it all into good ethical practice. She was the recipient of the 2009 Quebec Lactation Consultant Association AQC award of excellence and is the proud mother of 4 adult children.