Partners in Public Health: Improving the Landscape of Breastfeeding Support
The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute seeks to promote increased quality of care and create an optimal breastfeeding norm through research, service, and training. Our comprehensive approach prioritizes the reproductive health continuum, an intergenerational approach and the “Three B’s” (Birth, Breastfeeding, Birthspacing) and includes attention to local, national and global health issues that impact the mother and child dyad.
Our vision is a world in which all mothers will be enabled to give every child the best start on life through optimal breastfeeding and related reproductive health including adequate birth spacing and healthy birth practices.
CGBI faculty and staff members work to increase understanding of and support for breastfeeding, the oldest, most natural, healthiest means of nourishing infants and young children. CGBI was established in 2006 in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and serves as the first such public health breastfeeding center of its kind. Situated in an academic home, we offer a comprehensive program of research, service to the greater community, and education.
Get involved by:
- Subscribing to the CGBI: Quarterly Newsletter to keep up with the latest program activities
- Learn more about CGBI: Programs
- Use and share CGBI: Resources on responsive feeding, infant feeding in emergencies, child care and health care
DHHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO)
EMPower Training is a hospital-based quality improvement initiative focused on improving knowledge and skills in evidence-based maternity practices supportive of optimal infant nutrition. By providing skills-based competency training and ongoing technical assistance on these practices, hospitals can better ensure that related policies and procedures are implemented safely, as intended, for each mother and her infant.
Innovation in Maternity Care: Couplet Care BassinetTM
- Birth to 6 months
- 6 months and beyond
- 12 months and beyond
Continuity of Care
Step 3 – Prenatal Breastfeeding Counseling Curriculum – Ready, Set, Baby
Step 10 – Maternity Care Handouts for Patients
- Breastfeeding and Your Lifestyle
- Planning Ahead: Going Back to Work or School
- For Employers: Supporting Breastfeeding Benefits Everyone
- Birth to 6 months
- 6 to 12 months
- 1 year and beyond
- Self-Assessment Tools for Child Care Centers
- Educational and Reference Materials for Child Care Centers
- Educational Materials for All Families
- Educational Materials for Breastfeeding Families
Peer and Professional Support
IBCLC Training (Pathway 2) – Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative
Higher Education Mentorship for Pathway 2 Programs – RISE: Lactation Training Model