Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI)

Breastfeeding Exclusive New Year 2020 - New Website!

New Website!

UNC’s 4th Trimester Project has launched a hub of evidence-based, non-directive postpartum health information. is a hub of reality-centered postpartum health information. This new resource was designed to help the four million new mothers in the United States each year navigate the physical, emotional, and relational joys and challenges of early motherhood. The site aims to build community and create a space for women and the people who love them to share resources and learn together.

Through years of stakeholder meetings, human-centered design, focus groups, research, and a national survey, the 4th Trimester Project team partnered with new mothers, health care providers, researchers, public health professionals, community leaders and organizations to create The team is continuing to expand content, test new features, and incorporate feedback from partners and new mothers.

This website is designed to provide the latest medical evidence and offer real, honest stories to inform postpartum planning. Content on maternal physical and emotional health and resources for relationships and intersecting needs is available free of charge through the website and will be offered as patient education through licensed channel partners.

The information on the website has been reviewed by health care providers and content specialists. However, women are always encouraged to contact their health care provider with questions or concerns. is part of a larger movement the UNC team and their colleagues are undertaking to change the way America treats new mothers. Please share this new resource widely with your networks!

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