GOLD Learning Speakers

U.S.A.

Meghan McMillin, MS, RDN, CSP, LDN, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Learning Day 2021 (Winter)
  • Country: U.S.A.
Biography:

Meghan McMillin holds a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP). To further her education and passion for lactation, Meghan obtained the credential of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2019.

A passion for maternal and child health, Meghan previously worked in a local, level three NICU, where she served as the first and only dietitian on their breastfeeding resource team. In 2018, Meghan pursued her passion further and created Mama & Sweet Pea Nutrition, a private practice and consulting company that focuses on prenatal and postpartum nutrition, and lactation. Her goal is to empower women with the knowledge and confidence they need to nourish themselves and their babies.

Meghan is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the International Lactation Consultant Association. She volunteers as a moderator for an online breastfeeding support group and serves as executive board secretary for Breastfeed Chicago, a local non-profit.

Meghan is a freelance writer and public speaker and enjoys sharing her knowledge through blogging and social media. She speaks regularly on the local and national level, at presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Food & Nutrition Conference in 2018. She has been featured in numerous publications including Healthline, PopSugar, and the RD Lounge. Meghan is the coauthor of the eBook Avoiding Allergens While Breastfeeding; Nutrition guidance for women trying to avoid milk, soy, and/or eggs while breastfeeding.

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Popular Diet Trends: Impact and Safety During Lactation
Diet culture is pervasive and it seems everyday brings about a new popular trend or style in how, when, or what to eat. The postpartum period often brings about an incredible amount of pressure to lose weight or “bounce back” to pre-pregnancy body shape. It’s no wonder many turn to popular diet trends with the promises of quick weight loss. However, with a lack of research in the lactating population, there remains concern regarding both the effect these diets may have on milk supply and their safety. This presentation will provide lactation professionals with the information they need to have informative discussions with their clients about popular diet trends.
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation, Compassion Strategies