Assisting the Development of Pathway 2 Programs RISE: Lactation Training Model is a grant funded project providing higher education institutes with training tools to build a self-sustainable Pathway 2 program model.

Enriching Maternity Care Communities in the Carolinas Click here for the funding announcement for this new project. Stay tuned for updates about this 3-year initiative helping hospitals in North and South Carolina. About The Duke Endowment Based in Charlotte and established in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke, The Duke Endowment is a… Read more »

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Dear Friends and Colleagues, Welcome to 2018! The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) team enters 2018 invigorated and inspired by the work ahead.  We closed out 2017 by attending several national meetings in the last quarter of the year including the Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association’s National Seminar, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and… Read more »

CGBI has received funding from The Duke Endowment to improve maternity care and breastfeeding rates in underserved communities in the Carolinas.  Project teams from various healthcare systems who have committed to participating recently voted on the project name: Enriching Maternity Care Communities in the Carolinas, or ENRICH Carolinas for short. Through this project we plan… Read more »

The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute is partnering with Trig Innovation to develop the Couplet Care BassinetTM to provide a safer and more accommodating environment for women and their infants on postnatal units. There is a striking lack of innovation around the maternity care environment, spanning decades. “Couplet Care BassinetTM” development will establish a commercial product… Read more »

Publications: Bytautiene Prewit E, Kechichian T, Okunade D, Yin H, Stuebe AM. . Reprod Sci. January 2017 [Epub ahead of print]. Chetwynd EM, Stuebe AM, Rosenberg L, Troester M, Rowley D, Palmer JR. Cumulative lactation and onset of hypertension in African American women. Am J Epidemiol. 2017;186(8):927-934. Cox EQ, Raines C, Kimmel M, Richardson E,… Read more »

Hospital teams in the EMPower Initiative have been steadily progressing forward on their pathway to improving maternity care practices and breastfeeding rates through Baby-Friendly USA designation. We are excited to share that 22 EMPower facilities have been designated to date, and at least another 40 are either awaiting their scheduled final assessment visit from Baby-Friendly… Read more »

Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches, edited by Cecilia Tomori, Aunchalee Palmquist, and EA Quinn, features contributions by bioarchaeologists, biological anthropologists, and sociocultural anthropologists. It brings together innovative scholarship that advances knowledge about breastfeeding, human lactation, and human milk. This volume incorporates advances that have been made in the field over the last two decades, and its… Read more »

The fall semester was a successful and productive one for the Carolina BEBES student group. In addition to a guest lecture on infant and young child feeding in emergencies by CGBI Associate Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist, the BEBES began a fundraiser selling totes and stickers to increase breastfeeding awareness, and to benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer,… Read more »