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Nicotine and Tobacco Use During Lactation


Understand the pharmacokinetics

Price: $17.00 USD

Get the information you need to accurately counsel your clients about the use of nicotine and tobacco during lactation. Join instructor Leslie Southard, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP), Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, and the owner of the Lactation Pharmacist LLC, for an in-depth exploration of this topic, including:

    • The history of tobacco use, including its cultural significance
    • Effect of use on milk composition and milk supply
    • Risks to milk-fed infant
    • The pharmacokinetics of nicotine and tobacco in human milk
    • Information on newer forms of tobacco and nicotine use (e-cigarettes and vaping)
    • Current data regarding prevalence of use during lactation
    • Barriers to quitting
    • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological alternatives that may be used during lactation when a client wishes to quit, including NRTs (nicotine replacement therapies)
    • Strategies for limiting exposure in the milk-fed infant or child when a lactating parent uses nicotine or tobacco

Southard’s dual expertise in lactation and pharmacology makes ensures the information she shares is relevant, understandable, and memorable. You’ll leave feeling confident about how to approach this topic and what recommendations to provide.

This Course Awards:
  • 1.0 L-CERPs - from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners - IBLCE
  • 1.0 Nursing Contact Hours - from the American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
This course expires on 08/31/2025 and will be revised and re-launched by 09/01/2025
Primary Topics Covered
Pharmacology and Toxicology
All Topics Covered
Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology
Clinical Skills
Pharmacology and Toxicology