Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute – Nurturing Our Future
Normalizing optimal infant and young child feeding and the three "B"s – breastfeeding, birthspacing, and birthing – to achieve maternal and child health, and promoting attention to the mother/child dyad, through:
- Educating future leaders
- Carrying out applied research and technical assistance
- Developing and implementing breastfeeding-friendly interventions
- Facilitating change
If you are a health care provider and want to learn more about how you can support breastfeeding, check out our Educational Opportunities.
Dr. William Knaack and children
CGBI has developed "Toolkits" to provide easy access to information you may need to understand and address pressing issues, such as breastfeeding disparities or obesity prevalence.
Barbara Pullen-Smith, MPH, NC DHHS
International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) are members of the healthcare team that provide support and information about breastfeeding management. To find out how you can become an IBCLC, check out The Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative.
Dr. Tamara Dubowitz and Ezra
Skin-to-skin contact is an important practice in which newborns are placed on their mothers’ chest without being wrapped or clothed. For information about other practices that support breastfeeding, go to the Breastfeeding-Friendly Healthcare Initiative.
Karen Kast-Hutcheson and children
It is critical that we all Take Action! to support breastfeeding and ensure that all mothers are able to meet their goals. You can also support the work of CGBI by Giving to sustain our efforts.
Kelly Armbrust and children
To find out more about the Institute’s vision, mission and policies, please go to About the Institute. In addition, you can learn about many of our Breastfeeding-Friendly Initiatives.
Norma Escobar, IBCLC, RLC, Civic Leader
Save the Date… Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference 2014, March 20-21, 2014 – Greensboro, NC
Breastfeeding Exclusive! Volume 5, Issue 2
Labbok comments on article on the rise in global chronic diseases and how it might impact on resources for child health interventions, emphasizing that breastfeeding has implications for lifelong health: “Breastfeeding and maternity care have lifelong implications for the mother and child in terms of later chronic disease.” Full article
“CGBI recognized by CDC for its contributions to improving maternity care practices “ Full article