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  Essential Oils & Breastfeeding: Are They Safe?


It is estimated that the essential oil market industry will reach $11.67 billion by 2022. Many essential oils are safe for the general populous, but what about for pregnant or lactating mothers—or their children? In this program, you’ll learn about a variety of commonly-used essential oils during the postpartum period, cautions for their use in breastfeeding mothers, and several questions that the breastfeeding mother should raise. You’ll learn how to differentiate among specific oils, why they have a therapeutic value, and how to find credible resources. The goal of this learning program is to help you recognize basic concepts and safety precautions for breastfeeding mothers when using essential oils, with a focus on how a mother can assure the safe use of essential oils for herself, her breastfed infant, and her older children. 

This Program is Best For:

  • Lactation consultants
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Doulas
  • Midwives
  • Anyone in a position to promote breastfeeding with pregnant women
Helpful For:
Love to learn at your own pace? This learning program is for you! You can take it along with you on your MP3 player, and re-play as many times as you wish!
  • Downloadable MP3 audio file
  • Links to studies, articles & videos
  • Electronic multiple-choice post-test
  • Downloadable and Printable Certificate of Completion in PDF format
Time Allotment:
The number of hours needed to complete this program is approximately 4.

  • Essential Oils & Breastfeeding: Are They Safe?
Expiration Date:
This program expires 6 months from the date of purchase. Program expiration dates can be extended at the discretion of Breastfeeding Outlook.

Continuing Education Credits Included:
  • 3.5 L-CERPs
  • 3.5 contact hours
CERPs for topic areas of the IBCLC Detailed Content Outline:
  • 3.5 in Pharmacology & Toxicology
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