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Who Knew? The Estrobolome and The Mammary Gland


A deep dive into estrogen in the life cycle & lactation

Price: $30.00 USD

Estrogen is a key player in both health and successful lactation. Too much or too little can both cause issues. But what determines the body’s level of estrogen? 

Get ready to understand this key hormone like never before. By the end of this class, you’ll have a powerful new lens for considering the causes of the lactation challenges you see, and new knowledge for optimizing your own health!

Laurel Wilson, IBCLC, RLC, BSc, CLSP, CLE, CLD, CCCE, PPFE, has shared her expertise on the microbiome, epigenetics, and human milk. Now, she explains the estrobolome — the grouping of gut microbes that regulate the metabolism of estrogen. 

Wilson explains the role of estrogen throughout the life cycle, including its functions in fertility, pregnancy, and lactation. Then she presents a deep dive into the surprising things that control estrogen levels and functioning, contributing to a healthy or unhealthy estrobolome and estrogen balance. You’ll learn how gut microbiome and one’s ecosystem, genes, lifestyle, and social and physical-chemical environments all interact to influence this key hormone, as well as how estrogen balance can influence milk supply and how to integrate this possibility when working with clients. 

Lastly, Wilson explains simple steps that can improve one’s estrobolome, from diet changes to changing the material of one’s food storage containers and reconsidering one’s cosmetics. It’s essential information you’ll find yourself eagerly absorbing, for your clients and for yourself!

This Course Awards:
2.0 R- CERPs


Primary Topics Covered
Physiology and Endocrinology
All Topics Covered
Physiology and Endocrinology
Development and Nutrition
Pharmacology and Toxicology