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CGBI: Breastfeeding Exclusive Winter 2019 - Publications & Presentations

CGBI: Breastfeeding Exclusive Winter 2019 - Publications & Presentations

Publications Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, Population Health Improvement Partners, Abt Associates. Trainer Manual: Comprehensive training materials to implement skills-based competency in maternity care and breastfeeding. Prepared for: EMPower Training Learning Collaborative Regional Meetings. July 2018. Glover AV, Berry DC, Schwartz TA, Stuebe AM. The Association of Metabolic Dysfunction with Breastfeeding Outcomes in Gestational Diabetes. Am.... Read more »

CGBI: Breastfeeding Exclusive Winter 2019 - Alumni Spotlight

Amelia “Mimi” Fry, MS CCC-SLP / IBCLC Mimi is a licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Graduating from the University of Washington in 2010 with a master’s degree in Medical Speech Language Pathology, Mimi focused her studies on pediatrics. In 2015, she relocated with her family to study breastfeeding... Read more »

CGBI: Breastfeeding Exclusive Winter 2019 - Carolina BEBES

BEBES Update In November the Carolina BEBES hosted a “Baby Shower” in the Gillings School of Global Public Health atrium. This was an opportunity for BEBES to kick-off the month-long diaper drive for NC Diaper Bank and Diaper Train. Refreshments were served as well as “breast cupcake decorating” where students decorated their own breast cupcake... Read more »

CGBI: Breastfeeding Exclusive Winter 2019 - Colleague Corner

Helen L. Ball, BSc, MA, PhD Dr. Helen Ball is a Professor of Anthropology and the Director of the Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre at Durham University, UK. She pioneers the study of infant sleep and the parent-infant sleep relationship from a biosocial anthropological perspective. Having  obtained her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in... Read more »

CGBI: Breastfeeding Exclusive Winter 2019 - EMPower Breastfeeding Initiative

EMPower Training Initiative Update EMPower Training, the current CDC-funded initiative focuses on advancing the knowledge and skills in evidence-based maternity practices supportive of optimal infant nutrition. Hospitals receive technical assistance and training for maternity care staff skills-based competency requirements. The EMPower hospitals teams participated in Train-the-Trainer meetings last summer and have been working diligently to... Read more »

CGBI: Breastfeeding Exclusive Winter 2019 - ENRICH Carolinas

ENRICH Carolinas Project Update ENRICH Carolinas aims to help maternity hospitals and surrounding communities in North and South Carolina along their journey in implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. Funded by the Duke Endowment, the project continues to work with 19 hospital communities through 2020 to provide breastfeeding and quality improvement technical assistance directly... Read more »

CGBI: Breastfeeding Exclusive Winter 2019 - L.I.F.E.

Announcing the Lactation and Infant Feeding in Emergencies (L.I.F.E.) Support Initiative CGBI is excited to launch the Lactation and Infant Feeding in Emergencies (L.I.F.E.) Support Initiative. Infants are especially vulnerable during emergencies and require specialized infant feeding support during these times. Headed by Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist, the goal of the L.I.F.E. Support Initiative is to... Read more »

CGBI: Breastfeeding Exclusive Winter 2019 - Letter from the Director

Greetings and Happy New Year from the CGBI Team! The last half of 2018 was a time of change and excitement at CGBI. The CGBI team is looking forward to a productive year ahead with expansion of our programming, domestically and globally. Hurricane Florence decided to visit the Atlantic coast last fall, bringing devastation to... Read more »

CGBI: Breastfeeding Exclusive Winter 2019 - James McKenna

Retirement Celebration of Professor James McKenna Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute’s Dr. Kristin Tully was honored to speak as a part of the retirement celebration of her undergraduate mentor, Professor James McKenna. In November 2018, Kristin joined colleagues Drs. Katie Hinde, Wenda Trevathan, and Lee Getter at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana... Read more »

CGBI: Humanitarian Maternal and Child Health

At CGBI our vision is to strengthen equitable access to skilled support during pregnancy, birthing, lactation, infant and young child feeding, and family planning in humanitarian crises and emergency situations. We aim to do this through education, technical assistance, research and innovation, and policy advocacy. Our work is informed by a human rights and reproductive... Read more »