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Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC

A Mindful Approach to Care

October 6 – 7, 2023

Kansas City


Activities to Support

Infant Oral Function



Supporting Optimal Healing

Outcomes for the Newborn


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Herbal Database:

Lactation & Postpartum Care



Herbal Support in

Lactation and Infant Care

for the Health Professional


Prenatal Lactation

Assessment and Support


Beyond Fenugreek: 

An Individualized Approach 

to Galactagogues


Tongue and Lip Tie:

A Comprehensive Approach to Assessment and Care


Infant Oral Assessment:

Exploring Anatomy and Function

Beyond the Frenulum


Lactation Intensive Workshop for Birth and Health Professionals



Placenta Medicine as a Galactogogue: Trend or Tradition?

Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC

Upcoming Conferences


  • I flew across the country to attend Melissa’s tongue and lip tie course. I had taken such classes with other ankyloglossia experts, but Melissa’s material and opportunities for hands-on assessment practice far surpassed what I’d heard and done before. The information shared and discussed during class was extremely detailed and comprehensive. The small-group format allowed me to ask very specific questions and receive one-on-one feedback. I returned to my private practice as an IBCLC much more confident in my own skills and with vastly more knowledge.

    N.G – IBCLC, 2017
  • What a wonderful group of women. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and presentation, Melissa. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your commitment to lactation support and beyond. I am inspired, re-charged and infused with new knowledge. This workshop has made a significant impact on the way that I approach the topic of lactation and breasts feeding with women. Learning how to look at the “whole story”, ask questions, unwind old patterns of thinking and using a more sympathetic language will help me to be an even better doula. Mahalo.

    C.S., Doula
  • I really appreciated learning new techniques for latch (i.e letting baby guide). It’s so easy to continue what we were originally taught, since breastfeeding techniques never change, right? Wrong! I’m so glad I was able to hear updates in breastfeeding teaching tools and Melissa had all the latest and greatest info to present. I also appreciated learning how to assess tongue tie, as this wasn’t something I was very familiar with. Thanks again!

    S.H., Midwife
  • Melissa’s Lactation Intensive for Breastfeeding Professionals brought together a group of focused people from different backgrounds. While bringing our skill and knowledge up to date, she answered our questions with a depth of knowledge and experience that could have filled several more lactation seminars on related subjects. Our discussions were facilitated so that participants learned from situations in each other’s fields. I am glad to know of a lactation consultant with such a breadth of experience from relactation and adoption to initiation and the problems that can arise. Thank you for an enriching experience.

    J.V. , doula
  • This workshop was AMAZING! So much information! I know I’ll be reading over my notes for awhile!” …”I think you knocked it out of the park!”…It was so educational, it kept me interested the whole day!”…”Excellent balance of visuals, handouts and case studies. The videos were priceless.

    Health care provider comments from 2017 Astoria
  • Great workshop!! I’d highly recommend it to perinatal professionals of all kinds.

    Workshop Participant
  • This workshop was perfectly balanced! Thank you infinitely for this workshop. My lactation knowledge has been dramatically enhanced. I feel confident about sharing new information with clients as well as holding better space to hear the ‘whole story’, with new communication tools.

    Workshop Participant
  • I loved your willingness to take mother’s needs/bias/comfort into account (without forcing your own opinions.) I loved this workshop. Thank you, Melissa!

    Workshop Participant
  • I enjoyed having the hands on experience and families. I feel so much more confident with oral assessment and found that understanding oral strength was eye opening.

    Workshop Participant
  • This was a wonderful learning experience. Thank you so much. Was wonderful to see Real Babies!! Thank you!!

    Workshop Participant