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Use of Herbals and Galactogogues During Lactation


A guide to counseling clients

Price: $24.00 USD

When a lactating parent has a challenge, it doesn’t take long for them to encounter the suggestion to use an herbal remedy—from a friend, social media, or an advice forum. But herbs and galactogogues are not regulated in the same way medications are, there is often little scientific evidence on their safety and effectiveness, and they can interact with each other, medications, and certain health conditions in dangerous ways.

Do you have the knowledge you need to provide accurate counseling to a lactating parent who asks your advice about using an herb or galactogogue on their breastfeeding journey?

Join pharmacist and Certified Breastfeeding Counselor Leslie Southhard, PharmD, BCACP, CBS, for essential information on:

  • Regulation of herbs and galactogogues around the world.
  • Reading labels and assessing quality.
  • Resources for gathering information on specific herbs and lactation, from apps to books to peer-reviewed journals.
  • The key questions to ask in a consult as you provide counseling on a specific herbal remedy or galactogogue.
  • In-depth information on the specific herbs most commonly used by pregnant and lactating parents, including galactogogues and anti-galactogogues and remedies for pain, colds, allergies, gastrointestinal issues, anxiety, and stress.

Southard’s wealth of experience, clear lecture style, and creative use of case studies ensure you’ll come away confident in your ability to answer herb-related questions from clients safely, thoroughly, and effectively.

This Course Awards:
  • 1.5 CMEs
  • 1.5 L-CERPs
  • 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours
Price: $24.00

Primary Topics Covered
Pharmacology and Toxicology
All Topics Covered
Clinical Skills
Pharmacology and Toxicology