Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute creates new vision and mission statements

During the last months of 2022, the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute team has been on a journey to discover what we stand for, and what binds us together and to... Read more »

A path forward: adapting Ready, Set, Baby during COVID

During the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were lower breastfeeding rates and lactation education, especially for people for whom in-person education and counseling might be difficult. With modifications,... Read more »

Humanitarian Health Initiative supports frontline response to improve maternal and child health in Sierra Leone

October 17, 2022
The Humanitarian Health Initiative worked with Sierra Leone nongovernmental organization Rural Health Care Initiative to increase the impact of its response to the country’s maternal mortality crisis.

Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative receives CAAHEP reaccreditation

The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute’s Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative (MRT-TI) Pathway 2 Lactation Training program received reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon... Read more »

During a formula shortage is the perfect time to talk about milk sharing

August 18, 2022
Learn more about the Lactation and Infant Feeding in Emergencies (L.I.F.E.) Initiative from the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute.

ENRICH Carolinas creates a road map to Baby-Friendly designation at MUSC Lancaster Hospital

Though Ann Calandro recently retired from a career as a nurse specializing in maternal child nursing at several hospitals for more than 40 years (30 of those years as a... Read more »

Looking at the impact of COVID-19 on exclusive breastfeeding in Kenya and beyond

February 14, 2022
An ongoing project reveals a perceived sense of milk insufficiency among mothers in Kenya due to food insecurity caused by the economic shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Building a better bassinet

November 9, 2021
Carolina faculty helped develop an innovative hospital bassinet that enables breastfeeding and chestfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, and mother-infant bonding while improving newborn safety.

Palmquist receives Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research

October 21, 2021
Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research for her work to address the intersectionality of perinatal maternal, newborn and young child health disparities globally and in the United States, with an emphasis on breastfeeding.

For Black Americans, strong family bonds are instrumental to increasing breastfeeding rates

May 20, 2021
To improve breastfeeding rates among Black Americans, Dr. Alexis Woods Barr and graduate student Jacquana Smith have co-authored studies examining the role intergenerational family support networks have in infant feeding practices. This understanding can help shape more empathetic and culturally mindful approaches to public health messaging.

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