CGBI Publications

The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute is happy to share our recent publications (found below). In addition, please check out our quarterly newsletter, Breastfeeding Exclusive, for additional listings of publications from our associates and our News page, for recent press.

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2014 Publications:

Bonuck K, Stuebe A, Barnett J, Labbok M, Fletcher J, Bernstein P. Effect of Primary Care Intervention on Breastfeeding Duration and Intensity. Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print, 2013 Dec 19: e1–e9. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301360.

Labbok M. Increasing Breastfeeding Rates in the WHO Western Pacific Region (WHO-WPR): Review and recommendations. Technical report for the Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition (MCN) Unit of the Regional Office/Manila. 2013 Dec.

Tully, K.P. & Ball, H.L. 2014. Maternal accounts of their breast-feeding intent and early challenges after caesarean childbirth. Midwifery, 30(6), 712-719. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2013.10.014.

Tully KP, Ball HL. 2014. Re: Response to Breast-feeding intent and early challenges after caesarean childbirth. Midwifery. 2014. doi: 10.1016/j/midw/2014.01.005.

2013 Publications:

Yotebieng M, Chalachala JL, Labbok M, Behets F. Infant feeding practices and determinants of poor breastfeeding behavior in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: a descriptive study. Int Breastfeed J. September 2013

Nickel NC, Taylor EC, Labbok M, Weiner BJ, Williamson NE. Applying organization theory to understand barriers and facilitators to the implementation of baby-friendly: A multi-site qualitative study.  2013 Aug;29(8):956-64. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2012.12.001. Epub 2013 Feb 20.

Parry K, Taylor E, Dardess P, Walker M, Labbok M. Understanding Women’s Interpretations of Infant Formula Advertising. Birth. 2013 June,  40(2):115-123.

Labbok M, Taylor E, Nickel N. Implementing the Ten Steps in Hospitals Serving Low-Wealth Patients. I. Operational research design and baseline findings.  International Breastfeeding Journal. 2013 May 20;8(1):5.

Tully, K.P. & Ball, H.L. 2013. Misrecognition of the need: Women’s experiences of and explanations for undergoing cesarean delivery. Social Science & Medicine. 85, 103-111. PMC3613981

Labbok MH. Breastfeeding: Population-based perspectives. Pediatr Clin North Am 2013;60(1):11-30.

Nickel NC, Labbok MH, Hudgens MG, Daniels JL. The extent that noncompliance with the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding influences breastfeeding duration. J Hum Lact 2013;29(1):59-70.

Ball, H.L. & Tully K.P. 2013. Letter to the Editor. Regarding: Effect of behavioural-educational intervention on sleep for primiparous women and their infants in early postpartum: multisite randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 346, f1164.

Tully, K.P. & Ball, H.L. 2013. Trade-offs underlying maternal breastfeeding decisions: A conceptual model. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 9(1), 90-98. PMC3746010

 2013 Chapters and Books:

Labbok M, Taylor E, Parry K. Achieving Exclusive Breastfeeding, Hale Press, Amarillo Texas, 2013.

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2012 Publications:

Labbok MH, Starling A. Definitions of breastfeeding: call for the development and use of consistent definitions in research and peer-reviewed literature. Breastfeed Med. 2012;Dec; 7(6):397-402

Taylor E, Nickel NC, Labbok MH. Implementing the ten steps for successful breastfeeding in hospitals serving low-wealth patients. Am J Public Health 2012;102(12):2262-8.

Tully, K.P. & Ball, H.L. 2012. Postnatal unit bassinet types when rooming-in after cesarean birth: Implications for breastfeeding and infant safety. Journal of Human Lactation, 28(4), 495-505.    PMC3746007

Smith PH, Coley SL, Labbok M, Cupito S, Nwokah E. Early breastfeeding experiences of adolescent mothers: a qualitative prospective study. Int Breastfeed J 2012;29;7(1):13.

Labbok MH. Global baby-friendly hospital initiative monitoring data: update and discussion. Breastfeed Med 2012 Aug;7:210-22.

Labbok MH. Celebrating twenty years of progress: World Breastfeeding Week 2012. Breastfeed Med. 2012 Aug;7:207-9.

Cameron B, Javanparast S, Labbok M, Scheckter R, McIntyre E. Breastfeeding support in child care: an international comparison of findings from Australia and the United States. Breastfeed Med 2012 Jun;7(3):163-6.

Abrahams SW. Milk and Social Media: Online Communities and the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. J Hum Lact. 2012 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print]

 2012 Chapters and Books:

Labbok M. Development and use of the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM): Transitioning to other Natural Methods. Chapter 3, In Fehring R, Notare T (eds). Science, Faith, and Human Fertility, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Marquette University Press, 2012.

Smith PH, Hausman BL, and Labbok M (eds). Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2012.

Smith PH, Hausman BL, and Labbok M. Introduction: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities.pp.1-11. In Smith PH, Hausman BL, and Labbok M (eds). Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2012.

Labbok M. Breastfeeding in Public Health: What Is Needed for Policy and Program Action? Chapter 3, pp.36-50. In Smith PH, Hausman BL, and Labbok M (eds). Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2012 .

Smith PH, Hausman BL, and Labbok M. Conclusion: Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: New Ways Forward in Public Health, pp. 281-286. In Smith PH, Hausman BL, and Labbok M (eds).  Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2012

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2011 Publications:

Abrahams S, Labbok M. Breastfeeding and otitis media: a review of recent evidence. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2011 Dec;11(6):508-12.

Labbok M, Marinelli KA, Bartick M, Calnen G, Gartner LM, Lawrence RA, Meek JY, Gorrin-Peralta JJ, Parrilla-Rodriguez AM, Powers NG. Regulatory monitoring of feeding during the birth hospitalization. Pediatrics. 2011 Nov;128(5):1311-4.

Bhutta, Labbok M. Scaling up breastfeeding in developing countries. Lancet. 2011 Jul 30;378(9789):378-80.

Szucs K, Labbok M. The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, J Hum Lact 2011; 27(3) 299–300.

Ringel-Kulka T, Jensen E, McLaurin S, Woods E, Kotch J, Labbok M, Bowling JM, Dardess P, Baker S. Community-Based Participatory Research of Breastfeeding Disparities in African American Women, ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition published online 24 June 2011.

Evans K, Labbok M, Abrahams SW. WIC and breastfeeding support services: does the mix of services offered vary with race and ethnicity? Breastfeed Med 2011;6(6):401-406.

Labbok M. On “a call for clarity in infant breast and bottle-feeding definitions for research.” J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2011 Mar;40(2):140; author reply 140-1. Epub 2011 Feb 11.

Jensen E, Labbok M. Unintended consequences of the WIC formula rebate program on infant feeding outcomes: Will the new food packages be enough? Breastfeed Med 2011;6(3):145-9.

 Brandon, D.H., Tully, K.P., Silva, S., Thompson, J., Malcolm, W., Murtha, A., Turner, B., & Holditch-Davis, D. 2011. Emotional responses of mothers of late-preterm and term infants. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40(6), 719-731. PMC4074409 

Tully, K.P. & Ball, H.L. 2011. Letter to the Editor. Regarding: Caesarean section: Summary of updated NICE guidance. British Medical Journal, 343, d7108.

2011 Chapters and Books:

Labbok M. Community interventions to promote optimal breastfeeding: Review of studies on early initiation, any breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding, and continued breastfeeding. USAID/ IYCN, Washington DC. December, 2011

Labbok M. Research Needed to Improve Breastfeeding Protection, Promotion, and Support Within WIC: Opening Statement, and Group Discussion, pp. 37-49. In IOM. Planning a WIC Research Agenda: Workshop Summary, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2011.

Labbok M. Breastfeeding: Closing Session. p.113. In IOM. Planning a WIC Research Agenda: Workshop Summary, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2011.

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 2010 Publications:

Labbok M, Taylor E. Call to Action on Breastfeeding in North Carolina: Review and rationale. NC Med J. 2010;71(5):459-63.463

Mason Meier B, Labbok M. From the Bottle to the Grave: Realizing a Human Right to Breastfeeding Through Global Health Policy. Case Western Reserve Law Review Summer 2010;60(4):1073-1142.

McNiel ME, Labbok M, Abrahams SW. What are the risks associated with formula feeding? A re-analysis and review. Birth 2010;37(1):50-8.

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 2009 Publications:

Abrahams SW, Labbok M. Exploring the impact of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative on trends in exclusive breastfeeding. Int Breastfeed J 2009 Oct 29;4:11.

Declercq E, Labbok MH, Sakala C, O’Hara M. Hospital practices and women’s likelihood of fulfilling their intention to exclusively breastfeed. Am J Pub Health 2009;99(5):929-35.

Klingaman, K.P. 2009. Methodology report: Investigating mothers’ experiences of breastfeeding after caesarean section delivery. Biology & Human Affairs, 74(2), 60-72.

 2009 Chapters and Books:

Labbok M, Nakaji E. Breastfeeding: A biological, ecological, and human rights imperative for global health. In: Murthy P, Smith CL, editors. Women’s global health and human rights. Sudbury (MA): Jones and Bartlett; 2009.  p. 421-36. 

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2008 Publications:

Suyes K, Abrahams SW, Labbok MH. Breastfeeding in the workplace: Other employees’ attitudes towards services for lactating mothers. Int Breastfeed J 2008 Oct 20;3:25.

Labbok MH. “The baby is breastfeeding”. Birth 2008;35(3):258; author reply 258.

Labbok M, Smith PH, Taylor E. Breastfeeding and feminism: a focus on reproductive health, rights and justice. Int Breastfeed J 2008 Aug 4;3:8.

Labbok M. Transdisciplinary breastfeeding support: Creating program and policy synergy across the reproductive continuum. Int Breastfeed J 2008 Aug 4;3:16.

Labbok M. Exploration of guilt among mothers who do not breastfeed: the physician’s role. J Hum Lact 2008;24(1):80-4.

Straub B, Melvin C, Labbok M. A descriptive study of Cambodian refugee infant feeding practices in the United States. Int Breastfeed J 2008 Jan 24;3(1):2.

2008 Chapters and Books:

Labbok M. Breastfeeding, fertility and family planning. In: Sciarra J, editor. Fertility regulation, psychosomatic problems, and human sexuality. Glob libr women’s med (ISSN: 1756-2228) 2008; DOI 10.3843/GLOWM.10397, November 2008.

Labbok M, Taylor E. Achieving exclusive breastfeeding in the United States: Findings and recommendations. Washington (DC): United States Breastfeeding Committee; 2008.

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2007 Publications:

Millikan RC, Newman B, Tse CK, Moorman PG, Conway K, Dressler L et al. Epidemiology of basal-like breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2008;109(1):123-39. Epub 2007 Jun 20.

Labbok M, Echerd L, Nakaji E. Infant feeding area graphs: Insight for program planning inputs (abstract). J Hum Lact 2007;23(1):91.

Labbok M. Breastfeeding and Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: More important and with more evidence than ever. J Pediatr (Rio J) 2007;83(2):99-101.

Klingaman, K.P. & Ball, H.L. 2007. Anthropology of birth and breastfeeding: Rationale for evolutionary medicine on the postnatal ward. Durham Anthropology Journal, 14(1).

2007 Chapters and Books:

Labbok M.  Breastfeeding, birth spacing and family planning. In: Hale T, Hartmann P, editors. Textbook of human lactation. Amarillo (TX): Hale Publishing; 2007. p. 305-18.

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 2006 Publications:

Labbok M. Breastfeeding: A woman’s reproductive right. In: Keith L editor, FIGO (International Federation of Gyn/OB) Annual Report, 2006. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2006;94(3):277-86.

 Labbok M. ABM News: International update. Breastfeeding Medicine 2006;1(4):278-9.

Labbok M, Wardlaw T, Blanc A, Clark D, Terreri N. Trends in exclusive breastfeeding: Findings from the 1990s. J Hum Lact 2006;22(3):272-6.

Labbok M, Nichols-Johnson V, Valdes-Anderson V. ABM Clinical Protocol #13: Contraception during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Medicine 2006;1(1):43-51.

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