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Research & Surveillance

Action 18. Strengthen existing capacity and develop future capacity for conducting research on breastfeeding

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denotes a USBC member organization listing

Implementation Strategies

  • Develop a national consortium on breastfeeding research
  • Enhance the training of scientists in basic and applied research on lactation, breastfeeding, and women’s and children’s health

 

USBC Resources

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National Activities

  Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Phone: 914-740-2115

Email: abm@bfmed.org

Website: http://www.bfmed.org

Action Activities: The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine national databases are available for use by researchers.


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  American Public Health Association

American Public Health Association

Phone: 202-777-2742

Email: info@apha.org

Website: http://www.apha.org

Action Activities: 1. We provide a place for aspiring researchers to present their findings by hosting conference sessions to share best practices and science on support of mothers and families.
2. We offer CEUs that can count for health professionals to enhance their training.
3. We have been developing a mentoring program in the Breastfeeding Forum which will hopefully better connect researchers so that they can grow their programs.


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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 provides funding for programmatic breastfeeding research via the Miriam Labbok Acceleration Fund.


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  Center for Health Equity, Education and Research

Center for Health Equity, Education and Research

Phone: 617 414 6466

Email: anne.merewood@bmc.org

Website: https://www.cheerequity.org/

Action Activities: CHEER is based at an academic medical center and the program has a long history of publication around breastfeeding and maternal child health interventions in the medical literature. We consider this one of our strongest areas.


Supporting Link: https://www.cheerequity.org/our-publications.html


  Centering Healthcare Institute

Centering Healthcare Institute

Action Activities: Because sites are required to report breastfeeding initiation there is opportunity for studies/research to be done at the site and across sites.


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  DHHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DHHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Phone: 800-232-4636

Email: info@cdc.gov

Website: http://www.cdc.gov

Action Activities: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts research studies on a variety of breastfeeding topics.


Supporting Link: http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/research/index.htm


  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 routinely provides human milk samples for researchers interested in composition, effectiveness of breastfeeding and breast milk, collection and handling of human milk, and effects of donor milk on growth. HMBANA also collaborates with other national organizations to research chemical load in human milk.


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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


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State/Community Activities

Breastfeeding: Rights, Education, Advocacy, Support Team Roanoke

Breastfeeding: Rights, Education, Advocacy, Support Team Roanoke

Phone: 540-632-1389

Email: breastroanoke@gmail.com

Website: http://www.breastroanoke.org/

Action Activities: we are currently developing a program to access the breastfeeding needs of our area


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  Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition

Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition

Action Activities: The CBC is currently working with to address childhood obesity through a grant funded by CHDI to increase the number of Baby-Friendly hospitals in the state. Evidence supports the risks associated with type 2 diabetes in children can be reduced through extended breastfeeding.


Supporting Link: http://www.breastfeedingct.org/index.php/research-and-surveillance


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