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Stephanie Langille

Stephanie Langille always wanted to make a difference. As a volunteer at Public Health Sudbury and District’s A Breastfeeding Companion program, where volunteer moms with breastfeeding experience provide telephone support to new breastfeeding moms, Stephanie found her passion. She matched volunteers with new moms, facilitated a breastfeeding support group and eventually completed her training and certification as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Since then she has started private practice called Breast Works. Stephanie continues to promote the need for support of breastfeeding through speaking to medical practitioners, pre- and post-natal consultations in the hospital and at home for parents, providing a Newborn and Breastfeeding class and is involved with clients of Better Beginnings, Better Futures Babies’ Breath program for teen parents. On a community level, Stephanie is an active member of the Baby Friendly Initiative Network that plans an annual Latch On event (among other projects) where families take part in an international event of breastfeeding at the same time around the world. Stephanie’s drive to support breastfeeding led her to Greece in 2016 to volunteer with Nurture Project International, assisting refugee families in infant feeding and support for pregnant and nursing mothers. She returned this year for a 3 week volunteer opportunity with Amurtel Greece, an organization that serves Syrian, Afghan and other refugees seeking asylum. Stephanie prides herself on being available to nursing moms on short notice, when they need it most. As one grateful mom put it, “Talented and selfless. Encouraging and dedicated. These words truly reflect Stephanie.”

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