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Rachel Dean, MPH, RDN, LDN, IBCLC, RLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Learning Day 2021 (Summer)
  • Country: United States

Rachel Dean serves as a Registered Dietitian and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Penn State University and a Master’s in Public Health from the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Chapel Hill. She also completed her lactation training through the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute.
Her career has included providing maternal and pediatric nutrition counseling through WIC and SNAP programs and working on local and regional levels to provide nutrition and feeding education and support. Currently, she serves as the owner of Harmony Nutrition & Lactation, LLC, where she supports parents of color and helps them feel comfortable with nourishing themselves and their little ones.
Rachel is passionate about decreasing racial health disparities and achieving health equity among all people. She helped create and was the Program Director for the first two cohorts of the Lactation Consultant Training Program at Johnson C Smith University, the first Pathway 2 training program implemented at a historically black college/university in an effort to help diversify the field of lactation. She also serves as the Executive Director and Cofounder of Queen City Cocoa B.E.A.N.S., a non-profit organization that assists new and expectant families of color in improving their health and achieving a more balanced lifestyle through nutrition, lactation education, and support.

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Motivational Interviewing in the Early Days of Feeding
The purpose of this presentation is to help lactation consultants improve counseling skills with parents through the use of motivational interviewing. We will define motivational interviewing and discuss brief history. Then we will discuss behavior and what drives individuals to change or adopt certain behaviors. We will discuss the importance of the parent-provider relationship in communicating and supporting parents to discover answers within themselves and realize that they are truly the experts. And finally we will review the steps to MI and learn how to apply them in different breast/chest feeding scenarios.
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3  |  Viewing Time: 6 Weeks
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 6 Weeks
Lectures by Profession, Product Focus
Presentations: 74  |  Hours / CE Credits: 75  |  Viewing Time: 52 Weeks