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World Breastfeeding Week 2016 Theme

March, 2016

wbw2016sWorld Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7, 2016 This year’s theme for WBW is “Breastfeeding: A key to Sustainable Development“. The theme gives mention to the 2016 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which provide a world agenda for the next 15 years aimed at sustainable development. Breastfeeding is indeed a key to these SDG themes: No Poverty Zero Hunger Good Health and Well-Being Quality ...

ACOG issues new clinical opinion on Optimizing support for breastfeeding as part of obstetric practice

March, 2016

ACOG-Logo2In February, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued a new clinical opinion on optimizing support for breastfeeding. The opinion asserts that clinical management of lactation is a core component of reproductive health care, and the College calls for all Ob/Gyns and obstetric care providers to develop and maintain the skills needed for support of ...

Breastfeeding Is Key Component of World Bank’s New “Power of Nutrition” Fund

December, 2015

Power of NutritionThe potential impact of investments to promote breastfeeding and reduce undernutrition are examined in the article, “The Power of Nutrition and the Power of Breastfeeding,” published in Breastfeeding Medicine, the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available to download free on the Breastfeeding ...

Alison Stuebe Recognized at World of Difference Dinner

December, 2015

Stuebe Chair Close up_squareDr. Alison Stuebe was recognized at the 2015 World of Difference Dinner held at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. In honor of her recent appointment as Distinguished Professor of Infant and Young Child Scholar at the School, Dean Rimer presented Alison with an actual chair at the event. Congratulations are due to Alison ...

CGBI in Chicago

November, 2015

APHA SquareCGBI spent the first week of November in Chicago with presentations at 2 conferences. Perhaps most exciting, Catherine Sullivan presented on CGBI Initiatives on a panel during APHA’s Martha May Eliot Forum: Collective Impact from Grassroots to Treetops: Building Local, State, and National Programs to Reduce Disparities in Breastfeeding.  Dr. Eliot was a moving force in APHA’s ...

MRTTI 2015-2016 Cohort White Coat Ceremony

November, 2015

The MRTTI Class of 2016The 2015-16 cohort of The Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative is the largest class in the history of the program. Students received their white coats and CGBI Golden Bow pin in a ceremony on Friday, September 11th. Back Row: Katie Wouk, Natasha Otteson, Vanessa Chetty, Cheryl Malkin, Mimi Fry, Abigail Sanders Front Row: Catherine Sullivan (Director ...

Apply Now for the NC Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation!!

October, 2015

BFCC Designation LogoIs your child care facility supporting breastfeeding and planning to apply for the NC Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation by October 15, 2015? If so, please feel free to listen to a pre-recorded phone session offered by the Nutrition Services Branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health titled “How to Complete a Successful NC ...

New! Research Brief on Maternity Protection

August, 2015

WABA logo english squareBreastfeeding, and support for women to succeed in breastfeeding, have important impacts on the economy. The challenge for this brief is to present the evidence of the impact that paid maternity leave and maternity protection can have on breastfeeding and workplace, alike. Ten important issues are explored. See below for the 2-page report prepared by Miriam ...

Chapel Hill, Carrboro launch effort to become the first Breastfeeding Family Friendly Cities during National Breastfeeding Month

August, 2015

BreastfeedMayors Mark Kleinschmidt and Lydia Lavelle announce their intent to support the Breastfeeding Family Friendly Cities effort and to achieve this goal by World Breastfeeding Week, 2016. The launch occurred on August 10, 2015 at 6 PM at the Oasis Café in Carr Mill Mall with a reception and presentation of plaques indicating each city’s certificate ...

NC Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designees

August, 2015

bf-friendly-5starSeventeen Child Care Centers/Homes now designated through the NC Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation The NC Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is pleased to share that seventeen child care centers have now been designated as breastfeeding-friendly through the NC Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation (NC BFCCD).  Child care facilities earn one gold-starred building block designation for ...

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