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Nicola Singletary, PhD, MAT, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: Breastfeeding Education & Advocacy Lecture Pack 2018
  • Country: USA

After studying biology in college, Nicola spent the early part of her career sharing her love of science with middle school students. It was not until after the birth of her first child in 2007 and the challenges she faced breastfeeding that she became interested in pursuing a career in breastfeeding support. She enrolled at North Carolina State University to study human nutrition and completed the Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative through the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2012. In the fall of 2013, she opened Harmony Lactation, LLC with the goal of helping mothers meet their breastfeeding goals. She completed her PhD in February 2018 in the Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences department at North Carolina State University; her research focuses on breastfeeding education in schools.

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Breastfeeding Education in Secondary Schools—Research and Application for Lactation Professionals
As part of efforts to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration, educational interventions aimed to increase awareness and positive attitudes towards breastfeeding beginning during the school years are recommended by the World Health Organization and UNICEF UK. Breastfeeding education in the school setting offers the opportunity to introduce the topic to a wide range of students from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. The purpose of this presentation is to 1) present a critical review of the literature regarding stakeholder views of breastfeeding education programs in schools, 2) explore ongoing mixed methods research on North Carolina family and consumer science teacher attitudes and practices relating to infant feeding education in the secondary classroom, and 3) make recommendations for opportunities for lactation professionals to promote breastfeeding education in schools.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
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