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Julia Bourg, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Julia Bourg, RN, BSN, IBCLC

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

Julia Bourg, BSN, RN, IBCLC is a social/clinical research specialist with the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) in the department of Maternal and Child Health. At CGBI, she as a Breastfeeding Specialist for the EMPower Breastfeeding Initiative, a national, hospital-based quality improvement initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) a CDC-funded effort to increase the number of Baby-Friendly designated maternity-care facilities in the United States. Julia provides coaching and technical assistance to hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide to improve maternity care practices and breastfeeding outcomes.

Julia is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She began her nursing career in maternity services specializing in maternal-newborn and neonatal intensive care. She has led multiple local change and quality improvement projects to progress breastfeeding awareness and outcomes She serves on various expert panels as well as participating in professional speaking engagements to provide education and motivation related to Ten Step implementation. Julia’s efforts have gained national recognition including being featured in the CDC’s 2014 Breastfeeding Report Card. She served as co-leader of the statewide clinical task force for The Gift Breastfeeding Initiative for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals-Bureau of Family Health. She is an elected member of the steering committee of the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition and previously has served as co-leader of the statewide clinical task force for The Gift Breastfeeding Initiative for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals-Bureau of Family Health.


Honors and Awards

Certificate of Appreciation and Dedication

2014, Terrebonne General Medical Center, Houma LA

The Louisiana Gift Above and Beyond Award

2014, Louisiana Bureau of Family Health, Louisiana Department of Health

Excellence in Nursing

2014, Sigma Thea Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Staff/Administrative Duties

Julia provides coaching and technical assistance to hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide to improve maternity care practices and breastfeeding outcomes.

Education

BSN, Nursing, Louisiana State University Health Services Center, 2004

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