COMING SOON - Critical Thinking for the Clinician: Herbs for Lactation and Postpartum Mood

Overview

COMING SOON! Presented by Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC

Herbal options can have a physiological impact on milk supply and postpartum mood. This presentation discusses several unique herbs and their pharmacodynamic actions, therapeutic properties, and safety considerations. This presentation will help care providers think critically when it comes to a personalized, clinical approach to herbal care.

CEUs: 2.0 R-CERP/2.0 CE

Course Price: $65.00 (USD)

Learning Objectives

The learner will be able to:

  • Identify two resources on clinical herbal information and safety.
  • List three ways herbs may impact physiological action when it comes to lactation support.
  • Describe three herbs that may help optimize postpartum mood.

Topics Covered

  • Basics of herbal medicine.
  • Herbal safety.
  • Herbal resources.
  • Herbal selection process.
  • Preparation methods, dosing, and pharmacological action.
  • Herbs for milk supply.
  • Herbs for mood concerns.

Course/Module Description

Many parents struggle with milk supply and mood concerns in the postpartum period. They often want to explore herbal care options for these issues. Clinicians have an important role in helping families understand the risks and benefits of botanical medicines. By helping parents identify herbal resources and safety information around herbs, care providers can help empower individuals to make an informed choice. Herbal options can have a physiological impact on milk supply and postpartum mood. This presentation discusses several unique herbs and their pharmacodynamic actions, therapeutic properties, and safety considerations. This presentation will help care providers think critically when it comes to a personalized, clinical approach to herbal care.

The content in this module is re-evaluated every three years in accordance with ANCC criteria. This content will be re-evaluated and updated on or before November 30, 2024.

Instructor

Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC

Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC

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