Responsive Feeding Curriculum Available for Download

July, 2015

Responsive-Feeding-Cover-temp-smallCGBI collaborated with TOPS and Food for the Hungry in Guatemala (FHG) to create and pilot test a curriculum to teach Responsive Feeding behaviors to rural mothers using the care group methodology. Entitled Reading and Responding to Your Baby, the curriculum includes a lesson plan for facilitators and a colorful flip chart for use in ...

Stuebe, breastfeeding expert, named Distinguished Scholar of Infant and Young Child Feeding at UNC

June, 2015

stuebe_alison_NEW_200x200webAlison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FACOG, has been named Distinguished Scholar of Infant and Young Child Feeding at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The position, jointly held in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC School of Medicine, became effective June 1. A recognized scholar, researcher, clinician and teacher in the ...

UNICEF’s Global Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative

May, 2015

UNICEF-small The Global Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative (GBAI) was launched with the aim of increasing political commitment to and investment in breastfeeding as the cornerstone of child nutrition, health and development. CGBI is one of many member organizations/partners of GBAI that participated in a kick-off meeting at UNICEF’s headquarters in New York, from April 29-30, 2015 – a ...

New 2015 Publication from Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposium!

April, 2015

It Takes a Village Square Preclarus Press has published the proceedings from our 2013 Symposium. This book was edited by Paige Hall Smith and Miriam Labbok. Get it here. Enjoy!

Safe to Sleep Campaign Breastfeeding Outreach Meeting

April, 2015

Safe_to_Sleep_TullyDr. Kristin Tully and Prof. Miriam Labbok represented the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at the Safe to Sleep Campaign Breastfeeding Outreach Meeting at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in Bethesda, Maryland on March 10, 2015. The theme was moving away from blanket statement public health messaging of what not to do and towards ...

Commission on the Status of Women 59 (CSW59) 

March, 2015

CGBI joins with other international breastfeeding-support organizations in the preparations for the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, taking place this month in New York. The session will focus on Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including current challenges that affect its implementation and the achievement of gender equality and the ...

Interesting in Achieving Baby-Friendly Designation?

February, 2015

Announcing EMPower Breastfeeding Hospital Recruitment! Does your hospital want to achieve Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation? EMPower Breastfeeding is a CDC funded initiative aimed at improving maternity care practices in US Hospitals.  Want to learn more? Informational webinars will be held: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM EST. Register now using this link: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at ...

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care in the News

January, 2015

The National Collaborative for Advancing Breastfeeding in Child Care (NCABC) is featured in this news article. NCABC has been established to address promotion, protection, and support of breastfeeding in the Early Care and Education (ECE) setting.  Representatives from states, tribal nations, and large metropolitan areas have the opportunity to explore commonalities among the different areas, address ...

ABM Updates Protocol on Contraception and Breastfeeding

January, 2015

The long awaited protocol revision on Contraception and Breastfeeding by Drs. Pamela Berens and Miriam Labbok is out. This revision on a crucial topic has useful information for those counseling mothers regarding contraceptive choices. One to two times a month I encounter a mother in my consultative breastfeeding practice who has been placed on some type of ...

Is Your Early Care and Education Facility Supporting Breastfeeding? If so consider applying for the NC Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation

January, 2015

The North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation (NC BFCCD) program recognizes child care facilities that have taken steps to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding. Child care facilities earn one gold-starred building block designation for every two steps implemented from The Ten Steps to Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care. Licensed childcare facilities and family day care homes in North ...

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