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CDC Issues a New Breastfeeding Report Card

August, 2016

The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion – Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity – released the 2016 Breastfeeding Report Card. New this year is the inclusion of rates from Puerto Rico. The report highlights “Stories from the Field”, including our very own Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care initiative. Please take a moment to ...

Emeritus Founder and Director of CGBI Dies

August, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Miriam H. Labbok, our dear friend and fearless leader here at the institute and a visionary inspiration to many across the globe. Miriam passed away in the early morning hours on Saturday, August 13th, 2016. A memorial service was held on August 15th, ...

Registration Open for Lactation Education Review Course

July, 2016

WakeAHEC and the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute will be offering the Lactation Consultant Review Course September 19-23, 2016. The purpose of this course is to enable the learner to provide optimal breastfeeding support to mothers, babies and families and prepare experienced clinicians who will be sitting for the IBCLE exam. The Lactation Consultant Review Course is ...

Celebrating 10 Years of CGBI

May, 2016

The Global Gateway at the Gillings School of Global Public Health published an article about CGBI’s 10 Year Anniversary. Read it here! See the photo album here!

Educational Webinar offers Free CEU/CERPs

May, 2016

Optimizing Support for Breastfeeding as Part of Obstetric Practice Originally presented on May 16, 2016 Access the free recording here: Speaker: Alison M. Stuebe, MD, MSc Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Distinguished Professor of Infant and Young Child Feeding at the Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings ...

World Breastfeeding Week 2016 Theme

March, 2016

wbw2016sWorld Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7, 2016 Click here for UNICEF’s infographic on WBW 2016! Click here for PAHO’s cartoon-graphic on WBW 2016! Click Here for WHO’s 2025 Goals Infographic! 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 ...

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 ...

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