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The Problem         Addressing the Problem We have compiled key resources to assist in supporting families with infants and young children (from birth to 2 years of age) in providing safe nutrition during emergencies. The materials in this basic rapid response bundle include information and helpful guides for health workers, frontline responders,… Read more »

Notes On Using This Kit The materials in this basic rapid response bundle include information and helpful guides for health workers, frontline responders, shelter managers, and volunteers supporting families in their communities. These are some key resources to assist in supporting families with infants and young children (from birth to 2 years of age) in… Read more »

Today (8/13/18) we remember the 2-year anniversary of the passing of Miriam H Labbok. Miriam was the founding director of CGBI and worked tirelessly and fearlessly to establish the first academic breastfeeding institute of its kind at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her leadership and perseverance allowed the institute to grow slowly… Read more »

PUBLICATIONS Camerota M, Tully KP, Grimes M, Gueron-Sela N, Propper CB. Assessment of infant sleep: How well do multiple methods compare? Sleep. 2018 [e-pub ahead of print] doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsy146. Carney V and Palmquist AEL. Donor human milk, human milk products, and milk sharing. In: Steele C and Collins E, editors, Infant and Pediatric Feedings: Guidelines for the Preparation of Human Milk and… Read more »

Carolina BEBES is a graduate student organization aimed at providing an opportunity for interested students to learn more about normal birth and breastfeeding and to advocate for supportive birth/breastfeeding practices on campus, locally, nationally and globally. Through participation, students are involved in evidence-based advocacy, training and community education opportunities.  The organization also serves as a… Read more »

Taylor A. Livingston graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a PhD in Anthropology in 2017. She completed the Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2011. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education,… Read more »

Camie Jae Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC, (Sisseton-Wahpeton) is a Clinical Social Worker and Lactation Consultant. Her work focuses on the effects of historical and complex traumas on American Indian/Alaska Native families, inequity in breastfeeding support, breastfeeding justice, and food/tribal sovereignty through breastfeeding. Camie is the founder and chair of the Native American Breastfeeding Coalition of… Read more »

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 is working with 20 hospital communities through 2020 to provide breastfeeding and quality improvement technical assistance directly to hospital teams, prenatal care… Read more »

EMPower Breastfeeding Initiative Update We are happy to report that to date, 63 hospitals in the EMPower Breastfeeding Project have received Baby-Friendly® Designation! Congratulations to these hospital teams on all the hard work and dedication that has now paid off. EMPower Training Initiative Update EMPower Training, the current CDC-funded initiative focuses on advancing the knowledge… Read more »

In an effort to nurture our commitment to upholding the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (Code), CGBI staff attended a 3-day training hosted by  INFACT Canada in Toronto, Canada in May. The training was led by colleagues from UNICEF, the International Baby Food Action Network and the International Code Documentation Centre (ICDC) in… Read more »