Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI)
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute
Welcome to the Carolina Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI)
CGBI was established in 2006 in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and serves as the first such public health breastfeeding center of its kind.
Message from the Director
Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RDN, LDN, IBCLC, RLC, FAND
Assistant Professor and Director
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) faculty and staff members work to increase understanding of and support for breastfeeding, the oldest, most natural, healthiest means of nourishing infants and young children. Situated in an academic home, we offer a comprehensive program of research, service to the greater community, and education.Read more about CGBI.
Providing direct technical assistance to hospitals and communities engaged in maternity care improvement efforts, the aim of this project is to increase the number of births in the Carolinas occurring in facilities working to improve maternity care practices through Baby-Friendly USA designation or a similar state recognition program.
EMPower Breastfeeding Initiative
EMPower Breastfeeding: Enhancing Maternity Practices (EMPower) is a hospital-based quality improvement initiative focusing on maternity practices leading to Baby-Friendly designation based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.