Julia Bourg, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Breastfeeding Healthcare Manager/Project Director
Department of Maternal and Child Health, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute
422 Rosenau, CB #7445, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7445


Julia Bourg, BSN, RN, IBCLC, is a Breastfeeding Healthcare Manager/Project Director with the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) in the Department of Maternal and Child Health within the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Over the past 7 years, in her role at CGBI, she has served as a breastfeeding specialist, clinical expert, and technical assistance provider for multiple national and local initiatives focusing on improving birthing care and infant feeding outcomes. During her career, she has provided coaching and technical assistance to more than 100 facilities nationwide. 

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. Within her local community in Southeast Louisiana, she has led multiple local change and quality improvement projects to improve lactation support and outcomes. She serves on various expert panels as well as participates in professional speaking engagements to provide education and motivation related to Ten Step implementation. She is a former 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. 

She currently resides in the small Cajun bayou town of Lockport, Louisiana, with her husband, three children and two dogs.

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.


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