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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

  Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute

Phone: 919-966-3774

Email: cgbi@unc.edu

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

Action Activities: The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute carries out research on many issues related to breastfeeding. Results of these research projects are available as publications and/or toolkits on the CGBI website.


Supporting Link: http://breastfeeding.sph.unc.edu/what-we-do/research/


  Human Milk Banking Association of North America

Human Milk Banking Association of North America

Phone: 817-810-9984

Email: admin@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

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