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Research & Surveillance

Action 17. Increase funding of high-quality research on breastfeeding

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denotes a USBC member organization listing

Implementation Strategies

  • Designate additional research funding for studies on how to increase breastfeeding rates, the economics of breastfeeding, and management of lactation

USBC Resources

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National Activities

  American Public Health Association

American Public Health Association

Phone: 202-777-2742

Email: info@apha.org

Website: http://www.apha.org

Action Activities: The organization annually comments and sends a letter to government officials on overall program and research funding for public health which would include breastfeeding research though it is not specific to breastfeeding alone.


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  Association of State Public Health Nutritionists

Association of State Public Health Nutritionists

Phone: 814-255-2829

Email: asphn@asphn.org

Website: http://www.asphn.org

Action Activities: ASPHN’s Policy Committee submits comments and signs on to letters related to nutrition and breastfeeding research when the opportunity presents itself.


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  Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute

Phone: 919-966-3774

Email: cgbi@unc.edu

Website: http://cgbi.sph.unc.edu

Action Activities: CGBI carries out research on many issues related to breastfeeding. News of ongoing projects can be found in the newsletter, and results of research projects are available as publications.


Supporting Link: https://sph.unc.edu/cgbi/quarterly-newsletter/


  DHHS, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

DHHS, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Action Activities: NICHD supports (1) the science to better understand the biology of lactation, breastfeeding, and human milk composition and function as well as (2) the science to provide the evidence base to inform recommendations regarding breastfeeding and lactation. Sample funded studies:

1) COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR BREASTFEEDING PROMOTION AND SUPPORT

2) DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUPLET CARE BASSINET TO SUPPORT SAFE IMPLEMENTATION OF SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT AND ROOMING-IN ON POSTNATAL UNITS

3) INDIVIDUAL BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT WITH CONTINGENT INCENTIVES FOR LOW-INCOME MOTHERS


Supporting Link: https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9622215&icde=44383890


  Human Milk Banking Association of North America

Human Milk Banking Association of North America

Phone: 817-810-9984

Email: sybil@hmbana.org

Website: http://www.hmbana.org

Action Activities: The Human Milk Banking Association of North America provides data to researchers to study human milk components, feeding criteria for neonates, and disease protection.


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  International Childbirth Education Association

International Childbirth Education Association

Phone: 919-863-9487

Email: info@icea.org

Website: http://www.icea.org

Action Activities: ICEA provides breastfeeding information on the web site for resources for both parents and profession as well as a regularly updated facebook page and blog with current, evidence-based information


Supporting Link: http://icea.org


  Lamaze International

Lamaze International

Phone: 202-367-1128

Email: info@lamaze.org

Website: http://www.lamaze.org

Action Activities: Lamaze International collaborates with sister organizations (e.g., Childbirth Connection, CIMS) to facilitate and support research related to improving birth and breastfeeding outcomes.


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  National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Phone: 917-746-8300

Email: pnp.representative@napnap.org

Website: http://www.napnap.org

Action Activities: The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Breastfeeding Education Special Interest Group conducted a survey on member attitudes toward the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. In addition, the NAPNAP Foundation awarded funding to a graduate student conducting breastfeeding research.


Supporting Link: https://www.napnap.org/bfe


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State/Community Activities

  Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition

Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: n/a


Supporting Link: http://a


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