Sharing breast milk is increasingly common, but its impact on infant nutrition is understudied

September 4, 2019
Though many families worldwide turn to various methods of human milk exchange to feed and nourish their infants, researchers have done little to explore the impact of sharing breast milk on infant health outcomes and malnutrition.

New awards from The Duke Endowment to Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute will support breastfeeding across the Carolinas

June 12, 2019
ENRICH Carolinas, a project that supports hospitals in improving maternity care practices for mothers and babies, will be expanded across North and South Carolina thanks to awards from The Duke Endowment totaling $5 million.

Nine faculty members win Teaching Innovation Awards

March 26, 2019
Each year, the Gillings School's Office of Academic Affairs reviews dozens of student nominations and selects faculty from each department who bring innovation and excitement to the classroom.

Palmquist selected for junior faculty development award

December 17, 2018
Dr. Palmquist's $10K development award will be used to advance her research in 2019.

Study shows prenatal education increases adherence to breastfeeding best practices

December 5, 2018
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute's Kathy Parry and Dr. Kristin Tully led the study, which was published in the journal Birth. Photo by Julie Johnson.

Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute awarded $530K+ to help hospitals become ‘Baby-Friendly’

November 13, 2018
The Gillings School's Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute was awarded more than a half-million dollars by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of N.C. to continue its work to promote safe breastfeeding and education services.

Breastfeeding Institute responds to Hurricane Florence with support for infant and young child feeding

September 28, 2018 Hurricane Florence brought heavy rains and catastrophic flooding to parts of North and South Carolina. The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute was among the first responders, helping to ensure that infants and children stayed safe and well-fed in the aftermath of the storm.

UNC Gillings researchers help hospitals in the Carolinas earn ‘Baby-Friendly’ designation

June 15, 2018 In North Carolina and South Carolina, a new effort is aimed at improving maternity care and breastfeeding rates in underserved areas – and helping babies get the healthy start they need.

Tully hopes to serve mothers, infants with innovative new bassinet

March 28, 2018 UNC Gillings' Dr. Kristin Tully and collaborators are working to have side-car bassinets, specifically designed for mother-infant dyads, available for the U.S. market by 2020.

CGBI awarded $1.3M grant to train lactation consultants at colleges serving communities of color

February 26, 2018 The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, based in the Gillings School’s Department of Maternal and Child Health, has been awarded a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The grant project aims to increase the number of people of color serving as certified lactation consultants in vulnerable communities.

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