The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI) was established in 2006 within the Maternal and Child Health Department of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. It was created to further statewide, national, and global health through translation of research and evidence into innovative initiatives to increase understanding, support, and an enabling environment for optimal infant and young child feeding.
CGBI’s goal is to normalize best practices and support for the three "B"s – breastfeeding, birthspacing and birth - with attention to associated child health, survival, growth and development, and maternal reproductive health and survival.
Our comprehensive approach includes research and program activities to support breastfeeding in the community, health services, policy and related settings and systems that impact on the mother/child dyad.
CGBI’s educational program addresses the needs of physicians, nurses, lactation consultants, community workers, public health professionals, other care providers and educators. The Breastfeeding University is home to CGBI’s Online Learning Classroom. Currently, interactive online educational modules are available for those interested in learning to support optimal infant feeding and care in healthcare and childcare settings. Contact us to learn more about in-person and other training opportunities.
For more information about the Institute, please visit at: cgbi.sph.unc.edu