Carolina is a mother and PhD Candidate in Women’s Studies. She has worked with the International Breastfeeding Centre as Education Program Manager since 2012. She is originally from Nova Scotia and now resides in Toronto. She has worked on numerous research projects involving maternal and women’s health and well-being. She is a self-taught techie and is very interested in new innovations in technology for teaching and learning.
Esther obtained a bachelor degree in science from the University of Toronto and in Social Work from Ryerson University. With her many years of experience as a hospital social worker, in 1997, Esther created an annual publication entitled “The Comprehensive Guide to Retirement Living®”. The Guide along with its companion website www.senioropolis.com , is a primary resource for professionals, seniors and their families looking for retirement and resource information. In September 2015, Esther’s appointment to the Stakeholders Advisory Council of Ontario’s Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority was renewed for a third term. A seasoned lecturer and former educator at U of T School of Continuing Studies, Esther shares her knowledge on Senior Living Options and related topics through article/blog contributions, media interviews and lectures/workshops.
Esther is the mother of 3 breastfed children who herself required assistance with nursing her firstborn. As such, she has firsthand understanding of the importance of breastfeeding for both mother and child and of the need for a world-renowned clinic such as IBC. For many years she was a member of La Leche League and attended regular meetings. Over the years, Esther has volunteered much time advocating for both IBC and with Dr. Newman, for breastfeeding mothers on a provincial level.
Andrea has been helping families with breastfeeding since 2001. She is an author of numerous articles and studies on breastfeeding as well as a book called “A Practical Approach to Breastfeeding”, with over 12,000 copies sold. Her research focuses on breastfeeding as a relationship, breastfeeding toddlers and tandem breastfeeding. She is a speaker at conferences and does workshops on breastfeeding for health professionals, lactation consultants, and families. She provides training in hospitals and has a lot of experience with breastfeeding support groups as well as practical hands-on help for families with difficulties with breastfeeding.
Nancy has helped mothers breastfeed their babies as a La Leche League Leader for over 22 years. She has led breastfeeding classes and has helped families both in their homes and at a hospital breastfeeding clinic. She has spoken to high school students, university students and health professionals about breastfeeding. She has also written several articles about breastfeeding and other parenting concerns that have been published in Canadian magazines.
Nancy is the mother of two breastfed children. She overcame difficulties nursing her first child, and recognizes the importance of informed and supportive breastfeeding help for mothers and their families.
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