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Gigi Lawless, RN, BSN, IBCLC
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Gigi Lawless, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Clinical Research Specialist
Maternal and Child Health, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute
  • 422 Rosenau, CB 7445, Chapel Hill NC 27599-7445

Gigi Lawless, RN, BSN, IBCLC is a team member of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) in the Department of Maternal and Child Health. At CGBI, Gigi is a Clinical Research Specialist and for the EMPower Initiative, a CDC-funded effort to increase the number of Baby-Friendly designated maternity-care facilities in the United States. Gigi provides coaching and technical assistance to hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide to improve maternity care practices and breastfeeding outcomes. 

She began her nursing career in maternity services specializing in Maternal-Newborn and Neonatal Intensive Care. Gigi has been involved in state and national collaboratives and quality improvement efforts to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates and implement safe maternal-child practices. She has been asked to speak on panels related to her expertise and experience in implementing the Ten Steps. Gigi is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Registered Nurse. She also is a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association, North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition and the North Carolina Lactation Consultant Association.

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At CGBI, Gigi is a Clinical Research Specialist and for the EMPower Initiative, a CDC-funded effort to increase the number of Baby-Friendly designated maternity-care facilities in the United States. Gigi provides coaching and technical assistance to hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide to improve maternity care practices and breastfeeding outcomes.

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