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
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.
Call for Research Participants
We are launching a study on the experiences of parents whose infants have received care at the UNC Neonatal Critical Care Center and the health care providers who support those families.
The UNC Chapel Hill Institutional Review Board has approved this study (IRB# 19-0577).
The lead co-investigators are Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, MA, IBCLC and Angela T. Malloy, MAT, IBCLC, CLC, Doula.
There are 2 opportunities for participation: mothers/birthing parents and healthcare providers.
1. Mothers/ Birthing Parents
Who is eligible to volunteer?
Mothers or birthing parents whose infants were discharged from the UNC Neonatal Critical Care Center in the past 6-18 months. Must be at least 18 years old to participate.
What will participants do in this study?
Complete an interview (about 1 hour) and complete an online survey (about 30 minutes).
Is there an incentive?
Participants will receive a $25 gift card for completing the survey and a $50 for completing an interview as a token of our appreciation.
2. Health Care Providers
Health care professionals including lactation consultants, nurses, physicians and others who support families in the UNC NICU or post-NICU discharge.
Participate in a single interview (~30-45 minutes).
Is there an incentive?
Participants will receive a $25 gift card for completing the interview.
To learn more or to volunteer, please contact us!
Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute – (919) 966 – 0928 or NICUStories@unc.edu or
Momma’s Village Fayetteville – (910) 765-8314 email@example.com