New mother-infant dyads are at risk for a host of clinical concerns, including unmet breastfeeding goals, perinatal mood disorders, unsafe infant sleep practices, incontinence, tobacco recidivism, chronic disease and lack of access to acceptable contraception. These problems are extraordinarily common – affecting between one quarter and more than half of the 4 million women who… Read More →
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The term “4th Trimester” reflects the concept that during the first months of life, newborns continue to function like a fetus in many ways; they require months of intense, ‘womb-like’ nurturing. A 4th Trimester perspective views the mother and infant as a mutually dependent unit, behaviorally and physiologically intertwined via breastfeeding and other interactions such… Read More →
The 4th Trimester Project was featured in the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute newsletter, the Breastfeeding Exclusive, in December 2015. CGBI’s Drs. Alison Stuebe, Miriam Labbok, and Kristin Tully were recently awarded a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Award in collaboration with project PI Dr. Sarah Verbiest of the UNC Chapel Hill Center for Maternal… Read More →
Dr. Kristin Tully will present on the 4th Trimester Project at the International Lactation Consultant Association Conference in Chicago in July 2016.