Herbal Support in Lactation and Infant Care for the Health Professional
Families want to know about herbal options…
You want to provide safe and effective care…
We’ve got what you need to offer meaningful herbal information, resources, and support.
Luna Lactation and Wellness
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If you are an IBCLC, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, your Scope of Practice says it is your DUTY to provide evidence-based information when it comes to complementary, alternative therapies including herbs and supplements.
But where do you get it from?
That’s where I come in.
Hi, I’m Melissa.
Providing personalized care so people can make an informed choice about herbal options is what I do. I want to help other health professionals do the same.
I’ve been an IBCLC since 2009 and have a master’s degree in Therapeutic Herbalism. I blend herbal knowledge with evidenced-based clinical care when working with families.
I have worked with thousands of families. I have consulted, taught, and spoken to thousands of lactation and allied health professionals. I love helping families work towards their wellness and feeding goals. I also love teaching and empowering other professionals. I see amazing results with herbs every day in my practice and want to share this knowledge.
Just like you, I work with families dealing with complex feeding issues, underlying wellness or mood concerns, newborn digestive issues, and other health-related challenges every day.
I don’t use herbs in my practice because I personally like them or because they are more natural. I use them because they WORK! I have families who come back again and again for herbal support because they see the results.
I want that for your clients and patients too!
As an IBCLC and clinical herbalist, I will empower you so you can:
🌿 Critically think through herbal care strategies in your practice
🌿 Know where to find the best herbal safety resources
🌿 Personalize your herbal suggestions
🌿 Share confidently about herbal support for supply issues, mood stability, breast/nipple infection and pain, and newborn/child issues like digestion, teething, and immune support.
In my 11+ hours of comprehensive instruction you will learn about:
🌿 How herbs work in the body, therapeutic and physiologic actions of herbs
🌿 Herb-drug interactions, contraindications and where to find safety information
🌿 How to easily make herbal goodies that support nutrition and wellness
🌿 Ways to discuss herbal choices with parents
🌿 Expanding your clinical ‘toolbox’ to support families with confidence
This Course Includes:
11 recorded modules covering a wide variety of postpartum, lactation and newborn care topics.
A comprehensive template to help you create your own handy herbal reference.
A handy reading and resource list.
Access to a private Facebook group that allows for ongoing support, learning and connection.
App accessibility! Our course will be in your pocket anytime you want to access it via the Kajabi app.
11 IBLCE CERPs
"The class is phenomenal and completely changed the way I look at recommending herbs to my clients. Highly recommend the class. Melissa is a wonderful teacher, as well."
"This was one of the best workshops I have taken in a long time."
"Thank you for this class. It is obviously a labor of love and so amazing. "
Get ready to learn how to better support families in their wellness journey, gain valuable continuing education credits, and expand your clinical toolkit with this comprehensive program.
- Identify herbal safety resources and dosing guidelines
- Explain some basic herbs to support postpartum milk supply, breast/chest health, and mood
- Explain some herbs for supporting infant wellness
- Identify different ways to prepare herbal medicines
- Demonstrate a better understanding of herbs that can support lactation and infant issues in an individualized and safe way
IBLCE Blueprint Areas Covered:
- IV. Pharmacology and Toxicology
- VII. Clinical Skills, B. Education and Communication
- VII. Clinical Skills, D. Research
"I LOVED the workshop and I can definitely say it changed the way I practice - and it truly changed the outcomes for a lot of the families I am working with! Thank you so much!"
"Here's a shoutout for Melissa's Herbal database. I signed up for the (very comprehensive and expensive) TRC Natural Database after taking the herbal class last summer. I then signed up for Melissa's. I can say that I have used Melissa's database daily-this is far more than my usage of the TRC database which is good, but just not specific enough like Melissa's. I will renew Melissa's and drop TRC."
“I attended a free 1hr webinar of hers, basically a snippet of the whole offering. I found it VERY helpful (IBCLC of 10 yrs and this is the most I've learned about herbs and lactation in one go!). I plan to sign up for the full thing in the near future.”
“I really enjoyed Melissa’s knowledge. She was more science based than any other IBCLC I’ve listened to. I liked that she suggests that not all babies or all moms fit into one category and we should tailor our intervention to the individual.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed this course and the ability to take it at my own pace and re-watch modules. It was full of useful information, well organized, and a balanced perspective! Thank you!!”
"Excellent course. Very thorough with resources, well-researched and will build your confidence in herbal support for lactation.”
"You are really doing such a great service, I love how you answer questions and help your students solve problems and get great quality information…So many who are nursing use herbs and it is really awesome to see someone so competent training. Lactation is not something that was thoroughly covered in any of my previous course work…I am happy to take your course and I feel confident if something comes up contacting you for mentoring help since you work in this area so much…I just wanted to say I have really enjoyed your class…!"
"I find remembering which herb works best for what to be intimidating. Going through and filling out the Plant Medicine Chart made me feel like I was truly getting a deeper understanding and that some mastery was possible. I've been putting what I've learned from you in to practice and it's a joy to see families benefiting from more holistic care. Thank you Melissa!"
Course Payment Options:
I've created two payment options to serve your needs.
Email [email protected] for information about discounts for Tier 2, 3 countries
*All course materials will be available to participants for a full year after purchase to allow ample time for self-paced learning and review.
SHARING IS CARING:
Luna Lactation donates a portion of our proceeds to scholarships for BIPOC and individuals in need.
We also donate to perinatal health equity groups doing vital work.
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If you want to be ready to answer questions about botanical medicine and help families integrate herbal care options into their lives, this is the program you need as a clinician. Let’s work together to optimize your herbal knowledge so you can best support families working towards their health and wellness goals.
Disclaimer: All content and material on this site and in course modules have been created for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.