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 ...

World Breastfeeding Week: August 1 – 7, 2015

August, 2015

WABA logo englishHappy World Breastfeeding Week! Many organizations have created materials free to utilize. Please explore what might be of interest in your community. Also, be sure to take a moment to list your events on the WABA website via their 2015 Pledge Form and check out all the other pledges across the globe on their tracking map! WABA‘s materials ...

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 ...

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