Lectures, Classes, Workshops

My lectures and workshops are offered for in-house education to large and small groups of postpartum caregivers: lactation clinics and associations, hospitals, associations and communities of doulas and midwives, and to peer-support breastfeeding activist groups.



Fees are waived for indigenous and minority based groups.

$200 for a one-hour lecture.

$300 to maintain the recording and PowerPoint slides for one month.

Lactogenic, Anti-Lactogenic: the importance of traditional foods in pregnancy and the postpartum

A one-hour PowerPoint lecture: A functional overview of anti-lactogenic foods, herbs, medications, and lifestyle influences, and then the principle effects of lactogenic foods and herbs, briefly reviewing the well-known reasons for their lactogenicity, and then turning to newer, eye-opening research. 


Transition Diet: Supporting Mammary development in late pregnancy and the early postpartum

A one-hour PowerPoint lecture on the Transition Foods that support mammary tissue development during pregnancy and early postpartum, and that facilitate a more trouble-free start to lactation. We also look at lactogenic herbs and foods are used in treating UTIs and asthma, two common health challenges of new mothers.

Insulin Resistance, Lactation Difficulties and Hydration

A one-hour PowerPoint on 1) the role of insulin in the postpartum, and 2) the impact of insulin resistance and chronic under-hydration on lactation difficulties (delayed lactogenesis, supply difficulties, early return of menstruation) and 3) how specific lactation foods and beverages counteract and potentially remediate these influences.

Historic Overview of Low Milk Supply with implications for today

Three doctors tried to understand low milk supply, to improve milk supply, and to understand its far-reaching implications for the health of humanity–which we see rolling out today. 

WORKSHOP: Our Missing Skillset: Emotional Processing to "unstuck" our difficult emotions and become softer and more flexible and responsive.Your Title Goes Here

When we cannot process the emotional repercussions of our experiences, we are at risk of becoming emotionally hardened, mentally inflexible, and we lose the ability to self-soothe. In this workshop, we explore the basics of embodied emotional processing together.

The Mahmee Team is committed to providing excellence in care and the education that Hilary provided to our team during her lecture helps us to do just that. As a subject matter expert with vast experience, she offered guidance that promotes breastfeeding success as well as overall health. We found the information valuable for our patients and for ourselves! 
Denise Lévesque

High-Risk Maternal-Child Health Nurse Educator, MAHMEE

Feedback received from MALCA :

  • Current literature reviewed with updated information for clinical practice
  • evidenced based, easy to understand presentation
  • Speaker engaged the audience
  • objectives were met
  • questions answered confidentially and competently
  • slides easy to read and understand
  • Members asking for slides and book information
  • We would love to have Mrs. Jacobson back to speak for MALCA!
Jennifer Rowland, RN, IBCLC, RLC

MALCA - Memphis Area Lactation Consultants Association

Speaking Events:

From Love to Baby, Aug. 2021

Australia Breastfeeding Conference, 2021