New Therapies from Ancient Roots

At this first-ever workshop of its kind in the Chicago area, held September 8-10, 2024 at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL, Di Huimin (Daphne), IBCLC and certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), joins forces with local author and IBCLC Nancy Mohrbacher and special guest (Monday only),  breastfeeding medicine physician Dr. Christina Smillie. 

For 3 days (CERPs applied for), Daphne will teach lactation supporters the theory and practice of manual therapies that incorporate acupressure and TCM while Nancy and Dr. Smillie present updates on the lactation problems these therapies resolve. These game-changing skills will take your practice to the next level.



Improve Clinical Effectiveness

These hands-on techniques provide gentle, holistic, and efficient new ways for you to:

  • Treat engorgement in mother-baby units or after discharge
  • Increase mothers' confidence in breastfeeding
  • Combine gentle breast massage with use of the meridians and acupoints to help mothers of preterm babies make and express more milk
  • Improve mothers' body response to pumping
  • Relieve plugged ducts and some types of nipple pain
  • Boost milk production in cases of low supply, relactation, and induced lactation
  • Resolve breast pain and mastitis, reduce fever, and maintain lactation after breast surgery

Intended Audience

Lactation consultants, nurses, midwives, physicians, lactation peer supporters, any provider who works with breastfeeding families.




Di Huimin (Daphne), MClinPsy, Cert-TCM, IBCLC

  • Author of China's #1 lactation textbook 
  • Certified in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Chinese Massage
  • Trains healthcare providers in China, the U.K., and the U.S.
  • Founder and CEO, Breastfeeding for Love Project (with Nancy Mohrbacher and Dr. Christina Smillie), which the top hospitals in China commissioned to create breastfeeding education and support systems
  • Secretary General, Maternal and Child Health and Education Committee, China
  • ·Lactation consultant in Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing

Dr. Christina Smillie, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM

  • Founded in 1996 the first U.S. medical practice devoted to the specialty of breastfeeding medicine, where she practiced in CT for 25 years
  • Internationally known speaker and author
  • Pediatrician and Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics


Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA

  • Helping nursing families since 1982
  • Author, Breastfeeding Answers, 2nd Ed. (2020) and other lactation books and digital tools for parents and providers
  • Co-creator of innovative lactation courses for providers and aspiring and recertifying IBCLCs online at


Featured at the Workshop

  • Hands-on, small-group practice of the Both Hands, Ten Fingers, and Love (BHTFL) techniques with nursing mothers 
  • Integrating the best of Eastern and Western medicine
  • A positive learning atmosphere with time for attendees to ask questions and share knowledge
  • At workshop completion, you will feel confident practicing these techniques with families in your care.

For a detailed daily agenda of topics and speakers, click the pink Agenda button.



      Credits CERPs applied for

      Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, 1775 Dempster St., Park Ridge, IL 60068

      Daily Schedule 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (for details, click on the pink Agenda button)

      September 8-10, 2024, for 3 full days of theory and hands-on practice:

      • $650 Early-bird price ends August 25
      • $750 Regular price 
      Lunch is available for purchase in the hospital cafeteria



        Email us at: nancy@nancymohrbacher

        This event is sponsored by Nancy Mohrbacher Solutions, Inc. Please register using the button below.



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