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Jose Gonzalez, Education Coordinator 
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Marijuana, Opioids, and Breastfeeding: 

 Research, Impacts, & Essential Guidance for Health Professionals

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Please join BreastfeedLA on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 9 AM to 12 PM PST for Marijuana, Opioids, and Breastfeeding: Research, Impacts, and Essential Guidance for Health Professionals a half day live webinar that will be recorded and available for one month featuring Dr. Thomas Hale.


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2.5 L- CERPs and 3 Contact Hours

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Please join us on January 15, 2020 from 9 AM to 12 PM PT for Marijuana, Opioids, and Breastfeeding: Research, Impacts, and Essential Guidance for Health Professionals a half day live webinar that will be recorded and available for one month featuring Dr. Thomas Hale. Dr. Hale will focus on the latest research conducted pertaining to marijuana and opioids and its impacts on human milk. He will give insights into how you can provide accurate information to breastfeeding mothers and evaluate the risks in each individual situation. Directly following the lecture Dr. Hale will be available to answer questions from our audience. 
Additionally, Dr. Hale will be presenting tomorrow on COVID19 and latest research pertaining to the vaccine that has just been released to the public. He will also provide information on COVID-19 in breast milk. 


1. Explain and apply the latest research pertaining to marijuana and opioids and its impacts on human milk

 2. Summarize accurate information on opioids and marijuana allowing the patient to make an informed decision about their care and lactation choices

3. Break down the physiology of what happens during lactogenesis when marijuana and opioids are used by patients

4. Formulate the half-life for prescription opioids and recommend best practices for lactating patients using these medications

5. Evaluate risks factors for the dyad in individual situations pertaining to opioids and marijuana and lactation

6. Prescribe action plan for lactating individuals using marijuana and opioids, and their newborns

7. Learn how to counsel patients using marijuana and opioids with a non judgmental approach

8. Realize the importance of not assuming that patients using marijuana or opioids do not want to breastfeed, which leads to misinformation and limits the patient’s choices

About The Speaker

Dr. Hale holds degrees in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology.  He is best known in the field of perinatal pharmacology where he is extensively published in the use of medications in breastfeeding mothers.  He developed the Lactation Risk Category,  which is a rating system used world-wide for rating the safety or hazard of medications in breastfeeding mothers. He is considered by most, to be the worlds leading authority in the use of medications in  breastfeeding mothers.

Dr. Hale is the director of the Infant Risk Center at Texas Tech University School of Medicine.  This center provides evidence-based information on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding to physicians, nurses, lactation consultants, and mothers themselves.  It has received over 20,000 calls in the last 10 years.  Their website is viewed by more than 3 millions visitors annually. Dr. Hale is also the Director of the Clinical Research Unit at TTUHSC Amarillo and supervises the clinical research projects on this campus. He presently serves as a special consultant for the FDA on the Pediatric Drug Committee.

He is the author of 5 books in the field of pharmacology and human lactation and numerous papers and book chapters. His book, Medications and Mothers’ Milk is now in its 19th edition.  This book is a world-wide best seller, with more than a million copies sold in the last 15 years.  It is used in pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, obstetrical centers and drug information centers in every part of the world. His other books include:  Textbook of Human Lactation;  Clinical Therapy in Breastfeeding Patients,  and  Drug Therapy and Breastfeeding,  etc.

Cancellation Policy

After the webinar a recording will be sent to all registrants to view for up to 1 month, therefore no refunds will be granted. It is the responsibility of the participant to view the recording while it is available

Payment Policy

Payment must be made during the time of online registration using a credit or debit card. If you need to make alternate payment arrangements such as a company check to be mailed to BreastfeedLA, you MUST pay the General Registration rate and contant Jose Gonzalez at info@breastfeedla.org. No Early Bird registration rates will apply to payments by check. This policy is in effect as of Aug 1, 2017.

Continuing Education Credits

RN: BreastfeedLA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This course offers 3 contact hours of continuing education. BreastfeedLA’s provider number is CEP 16435. Licensee must maintain certificate for a period of four years.

IBCLC: BreastfeedLA is an approved Long-Term Provider by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners #CLT113-36. 2.5 L-CERPs will be awarded.

RDs & OTs: Maintain a copy of the agenda and certificate for CPEs for Professional Development Portfolio.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Breastfeed LA. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.