WEBINAR - Marijuana and Other Recreational Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Recommendations, Assessment, Counseling, and Ethics

Nonprescription Drugs and Lactation: Helping Families Make Informed Decisions

This session aims to improve pregnancy and breastfeeding outcomes by helping young women engage in good preventative health practices, including reducing use of cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal substances, including marijuana.  After completing this module, participants will be able to help parents provide responsible and competent care for their children, and develop a vision and plan for future pregnancies and breastfeeding.

Credit: 1 L CERP and 1 Contact Hour

Source: ILCA Webinar 14 May 2018

Presented by: Frank J. Nice, RPh, DPA, CPHP

Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  • Effectively evaluate recreational drug  use during breastfeeding and pregnancy
  • Counsel mothers who are pregnant or breastfeeding and using recreational drugs, including marijuana
  • Evaluate ethical concerns regarding marijuana use

Learning Level: Beginner/Intermediate

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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (ILCA-P0286). Accepted for BRN credit by the Board of Registered Nursing.

CDR: The CDR accepts hours without prior CDR approval and recognizes approval by the ANCC. When recording hours on the CDR Activity Log, indicate the provider as "ILCA (ANCC)."

Frank J. Nice


Dr. Frank J. Nice has practiced as a consultant, lecturer, and author on medications and breastfeeding for over 40 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, a Masters Degree in Pharmacy Administration, Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in Public Administration, and Certification in Public Health Pharmacy. He retired after 43 years of government service, including 30 years of distinguished service with the US Public Health Service. He currently is self-employed as a consultant and President, Nice Breastfeeding LLC. Dr. Nice has published Nonprescription Drugs for the Breastfeeding Mother, The Galactogogue Recipe Book, and Recreational Drugs and Drugs Used To Treat Addicted Mothers: Impact on Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Dr. Nice has also authored over four dozen peer-reviewed articles on the use of prescription medications, recreational drugs, Over-the-Counter (OTC) products, and herbals during breastfeeding. He has organized and participated in over 50 medical missions to the country of Haiti.


Recorded 05/14/2018
Recorded 05/14/2018
7 Questions
1.00 L CERP credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 L CERP credit  |  Certificate available