WEBINAR - Can Herbs Solve Breastfeeding Problems?

Recorded On: 04/09/2019

Can Herbs Solve Breastfeeding Problems?

For centuries, women across the world have used herbs to assist with breastfeeding problems. This lecture will discuss herb utilization during breastfeeding including analyzing 35 herbs most commonly used by breastfeeding women, identifying herbs considered harmful, and providing resources for further research. During this session, skilled lactation care providers will be given evidence-based information regarding the use of herbs and their potential impact on milk production, as well as where to find reliable information to inform clients.

Credit: 1.5 L CERPs and 1.5 Contact Hours

Source: ILCA Webinar 9 April 2019 

Presented by: Sara Chana Silverstein, BA, IBCLC, RH (AHG)

Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand how herbs and botanicals work in the body and their role in breastfeeding.
  • Identify when herbs will not solve breastfeeding problems.
  • Learn safety concerns for the mother and the baby.

Learning Level: All

Disclosures: ILCA accepts no commercial support for continuing education activities. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to declare. The presenter has no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any product(s) or provider(s) of any services relating to the subject matter of this presentation unless otherwise stated below.

CERPs: ILCA is an approved provider of Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). (CLT-108-7).

ANCC: ILCA is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval Number ILCA-P0286. Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

Sara Chana Silverstein


Sara-Chana Silverstein is a board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), master herbalist RH (AHG), classical homeopath, businesswoman, wife, keynote speaker and mother of seven children. She is regularly featured on TV news shows across the US discussing breastfeeding and also how people can integrate alternative with conventional medicine. She is a consultant to many pediatricians, surgeons, obstetricians, midwives and general doctors, and is currently guest lecturing to residents on breastfeeding at New York medical schools. She also created the APP: Sara Chana’s Savvy Breastfeeding Guide which has 350 articles and 150 original videos.  Sara-Chana runs a breastfeeding clinic in Brooklyn, New York and has had the honor of helping over 25 thousand mother/baby dyads. As a doula, while researching breastfeeding behavior in the first four hours of life, she helped deliver 469 babies.  Sara-Chana is passing on this wise-women awareness to modern women.


Recorded 04/09/2019
Recorded 04/09/2019
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1.50 L CERPs credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 L CERPs credits  |  Certificate available