Herbal Support for Lactation and Infants
Presented by Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC, RLC

Course Description: An intensive workshop designed for birth and health professionals and those involved in the maternal-infant health community. The course is designed to enrich the professional’s understanding of how herbs can be used for lactation and infant issues. Plant medicine around the world has traditionally been an important part of postpartum care for mothers and babies. In this workshop, we will cover herbal care strategies for maternal issues such as milk supply concerns, breast and nipple care ideas (engorgement, mastitis, sore/damaged nipples, etc). We will also discuss herbal support for infant issues such as digestive problems (colic, reflux, etc), teething, immune support, sleep, and more.

The workshop will cover herbal safety, contraindications, dosing, preparation techniques, and local resources. In addition to case studies and some in-depth learning we will save some time for some hands-on practice and taste-testing some herbal goodies!

The presenter, Melissa Cole, is a well-respected lactation consultant and clinical herbalist in the Portland area.  One of Melissa’s goals is to increase the standard of lactation care and botanical knowledge amongst allied health care providers.

Note: L-CERPS (CEUs) will be applied for through IBLCE. Many professional organizations accept IBLCE CEUs. In the past chiropractors, naturopaths, midwives, etc have been able to use our IBLCE-granted CEUs. Please check with your organization to see if you can count IBLCE CEUs towards your own continuing education credits and let us know if you have any questions.

Upcoming Dates: Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, 2020, 10am-4:30pm

Cost: $325 (early bird $300 by 2/15/20), 10 IBLCE CERPS included

Location: Luna Lactation’s NW PDX office, details will be sent with registration



Upcoming Dates: Friday, April 17, 2020, 9am-4:30pm

Cost: $175 (early bird $150 by 2/1/20),  6 IBLCE CERPS included

Location: OSU Cascades, 1500 SW Chandler Ave, Bend, OR 97702



Upcoming Dates: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9am-4:30pm

Cost: $200 (early bird $175 by 3/1/20), 6 IBLCE CERPS included

Location: 3305 Division St, Los Angeles, CA 90065



Upcoming Dates: Sunday, September 20, 2020, 9am-4:30pm

Cost:, $175 (early bird $150 by 7/1/20), 6 IBLCE CERPS included

Location: Arizona Breastfeeding Medicine & Wellness, 7730 E. Greenway Rd, Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

REGISTER HERE (Scottsdale, AZ)


Cancellation and Refund Policy – A full refund (minus paypal fees) will be provided if cancellation is requested before 30 days of the event. If you need to cancel your registration within 14-30 days of the event, we will refund you 50% of your registration. Refunds will not be provided if cancellation occurs 0-14 prior to the event. If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact us ASAP to discuss options.

Families and Babies – We are committed to providing a conducive learning environment for all attendees. Quiet infants in arms and non-separating children are welcome. Please be respectful to other attendees and step out of the room to meet your child’s needs if noise is a concern. Most workshop locations have a separate space for parenting/milk expression needs, please ask us if you need certain accommodations.


  • Excellent presentation. It will really help me to refine how I discuss herbal support with my clients.

    Workshop Participant
  • Thank you for an excellent presentation. I am so happy to see a galactagogue talk from an herbalism perspective.

    Workshop Participant
  • Melissa, very informative! I appreciate your advice to start slow, improve my knowledge of three herbs well, rather than minimal knowledge of many. Great detailed information of the lactogenic foods as well.

    Workshop Participant