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Dear Lactation Support Community,

The North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition is in the process of cataloging as many of the lactation support services as we can across the state of North Carolina.

The resulting resource will be presented at the North Carolina Lactation Consultant Association Breastfeeding Summit on May 21-22, and we will also plan to make it available on our website. 

We hope that this resource will allow us, as providers of lactation support, to collaborate more effectively, as well as target grants and funding streams to places where they are most needed. 

Please take a moment to complete this survey (estimated completion time 2-7 minutes) which will ask you about the lactation resources specific to your area.

The more people we are able to reach with this survey, the more we can inform our community, so please also forward it on to colleagues!

While we have your attention, please also consider adding your information to ZipMilk NC, a resource that lists all breastfeeding resources by zipcode.

Thank you for your participation!

NC Lactation Resources Survey

Kathy Parry, NCBC Chair

Ellen Chetwynd, NCBC Chair Elect

 If you would prefer to respond by email or mail, we have attached a version of the survey to the email with instructions for responding.

If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, please contact Ellen Chetwynd: emchetwy@ncsu.edu

Ellen Chetwynd PhD, MPH, BSN, IBCLC

Post-Doctoral Researcher, North Carolina State University

Lactation Consultant, MILC, Women’s Birth and Wellness Center


Mini-grant announcement

Dear Friend of Breastfeeding,

 The North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition is offering mini-grants to organizations trying to protect, promote and support breastfeeding among underserved populations in our state. We will select up to twograntees, and divide $500 total among them. The smallest mini-grant will be $250.

  Please review the 2017 NCBC Mini-Grant Application and the guidelines to learn more. Your applicationmust be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from someone not affiliated with your group. Grant requests must be postmarked or emailed no later than January 15, 2017. Incomplete applications, or applications that do not address the guidelines, will not be considered. If you have questions, please contact April Fogleman at 919.208.5700.



April Fogleman, NCBC past-chair

April Danielle Fogleman, PhD, IBCLC, RD

Assistant Professor of Nutrition
North Carolina State University

Job Opportunity – Cary, NC

Hello Everyone,
Our local milk bank is currently seeking a supplemental employee to help with pasteurization. I believe it has the ability to transition to full time. Here is a link to the listing:



Hope K Lima, M.S.

Doctoral Student, NCSU Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition
Volunteer Coordinator, North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition



Now Hiring Sign

Looking for skilled RN Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) for a fast-paced pediatric practice to work in collaboration with our providers and clinical staff to meet the lactation needs of mothers & infants. Pediatric experience preferred. Must have excellent customer service, lactation & clinical skills, self-motivated & reliable. Ability to float to multiple locations, as needed. Must be Board Certified in Lactation and possess an active NC RN license. Excellent benefits: Health, Dental, PTO & 401K. Fax Resumes to 919-786-6043.

Job Type: Full-time

Breaking News: Georgia Achieves Licensure!

Georgia Achieves Licensure!
Georgia has officially joined Rhode Island in passing licensure of the IBCLC. This couldn’t have been done without the hard work of the Georgia licensure committee. USLCA would like to thank everyone that has worked so hard to make this happen!

Congratulations to the forward thinking governor and legislators in the state of Georgia for recognizing the value of the IBCLC. This legislation will help to open the way to access to the IBCLC, the national standard in lactation care, to promote a foundation of optimal health and wellness.

Read rest of article-USLCA

Looking a job

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Check out this website, http://lactationjobs.com/. Have quite a few NC lactation jobs available.

Why we still need to “Watch our language”


One of the family medicine physicians here at UNC wants to make sure doctors-in-training know the facts. “There are no benefits of breastfeeding,” he tells his students. “There are risks of formula feeding.”

Logically, these two statements are identical, but they feel completely different. In 1996, Diane Wiessinger spelled out the issues beautifully in her classic essay, ‘Watch your language.” Cathy Theys posted it on ABM’s Facebook pageFriday. It’s a must-read for anyone who cares about mothers, babies and breastfeeding. Wiessinger writes:

Best possible, ideal, optimal, perfect. Are you the best possible parent? Is your home life ideal? Do you provide optimal meals? Of course not. Those are admirable goals, not minimum standards. Let’s rephrase. Is your parenting inadequate? Is your home life subnormal? Do you provide deficient meals? Now it hurts. You may not expect to be far above normal, but you certainly don’t want to be below normal….

When we fail to describe the hazards of artificial feeding, we deprive mothers of crucial decision-making information. The mother having difficulty with breastfeeding may not seek help just to achieve a “special bonus;” but she may clamor for help if she knows how much she and her baby stand to lose. She is less likely to use artificial milk just “to get him used to a bottle” if she knows that the contents of that bottle cause harm.

Hospital Actions Affect Breastfeeding


Hospital practices in the first hours and days after birth make the difference in whether and how long babies are breastfed. The WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is the global standard for hospital care to support breastfeeding, with the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding at its core.

The percentage of US hospitals implementing a majority of the Ten Steps increased from about 29% in 2007 to nearly 54% in 2013. However, of approximately 3,300 maternity hospitals in the US, only 289 are designated Baby-Friendly. Hospitals influence how the nearly 4 million US babies born each year are fed. Further improvement in hospital practices could increase breastfeeding rates and contribute to better child health.

Read rest of CDC vital signs

NCBC’s 10th Anniversary and Fundraiser

Please join us in celebrating the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition‘s 10th anniversary on October 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill! There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing, a silent auction, and more. The event is free to attend, but donations are encouraged and will further our mission, which is to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in North Carolina. Learn more about the work NCBC is doing here: NCBFC.org.

So far the event is sponsored by: NC State, Wake Med Mother’s Milk Bank, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at UNC, and Women’s Birth and Wellness Center.

Please RSVP here: http://www.evite.com/event/01BB7GQNLGBU7EOC2EPFKWJNAB2UJ4

Thank you and we hope to see you there!



April Danielle Fogleman, PhD, IBCLC, RD

Assistant Professor of Nutrition
North Carolina State University

Call for Poster Abstracts (TBA conference)

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Call for Poster Abstracts
Fourteenth Annual Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference
WakeMed Andrews Conference Center
Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Celebrating Breastfeeding Empowerment:

We Are All Invited to the Party!

The conference planning committee for the 2016 Triangle Breastfeeding Alliance Conference invites abstracts for review as possible poster presentations. Originality, outcomes, and interest to the lactation community are important criteria for abstract selection. Posters must be in compliance with the World Health Organization International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk.

Target audience includes lactation consultants, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, nutritionists, public health staff, childbirth educators, doulas, peer counselors, community based breastfeeding support group volunteers and others providing care for mothers, infants and their families.

Abstracts will be considered in two areas:
Projects/Clinical Applications:
Descriptions of innovative programs to promote or support breastfeeding or other projects
Descriptions of original investigative research studies related to breastfeeding
Abstracts are limited to 250 words and must be submitted in English. Please be sure to include
the following information (not counted in the 250 word limit):


Title of the poster presentation:



Email addresses:

Phone numbers:

Method of display:

Title of the poster presentation:

Materials may be affixed to a rigid poster board for display on a tripod or on a display board designed to stand on a table

Please submit an abstract no later than midnight on Monday, February 15th, 2016 to mary_overfield@yahoo.com

You will be notified regarding acceptance by the TBA Conference Planning Committee

Poster presentations will be displayed on Thursday, May 5th. The venue will be open for poster set-up at 7:30 AM. The conference begins at 8:00 AM with registration and a continental breakfast held from 8:00 – 8:25 AM. The first speaker will begin at 8:25 AM. A 30-minute morning break from 9:45 -10:15 AM is provided for poster exhibit time and lunch will be from 11:45 -12:30 PM to allow ample time for attendees to visit the poster presentations and ask questions. There will also be afternoon breaks from 1:30 – 1:45 PM and 2:45 – 3:00 PM.

Therefore, poster presentations will need to be displayed and staffed during:

registration 8:00 – 8:25 AM

morning break 9:45 -10:15 AM

lunch 11:45 -12:30 PM

afternoon breaks 1:30 – 1:45 PM and 2:45 – 3:00 PM

There is no fee for exhibiting posters.  As a thank you for presenting, each poster entry will be awarded breakfast, lunch, and breaks for one presenter. If not requesting credit, presenters may simply attend the educational sessions.

If a presenter wants to receive credit and access to the online handouts, the fee will be $30.00 per presenter. Please note: 100% attendance is required to receive credit.

Details of the conference presentations and the agenda will be available as soon as they are confirmed at www.wakeahec.org

If you have questions about this Call for Abstracts, do not hesitate to contact Mary Overfield by phone at 919 847-4903 or by email at mary_overfield@yahoo.com