MSc student, Rilwan Azeez, created an animated short film to capture his passion for human milk science. This video was created to promote Canadian Breastfeeding Week and is a great visualization for why human milk science is important. Great job using your skills and talents to communicate the wonders of breastmilk, Rilwan!
Dr. Azad presented CHILD research at two virtual conferences this week: The International Milk Genomics Consortium virtual symposium and the Microbiome Movement Maternal & Infant Health Summit. The presentations focused on the milk, nose and gut bacteria collected from CHILD study samples and how these different bacteria can help shape infant health. It is amazing what we are discovering about bacteria from the rich data available in the CHILD cohort!
MILC Co-Director, Dr. Meghan Azad contributes to a new report: Scanning for New Evidence on the Nutrient Content of Human Milk
Dr. Meghan Azad contributed to a newly-published evidence scan describing the nutrient content and milk volume consumed by infants to help inform reference standards for infant nutrition intake. The report was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.D. Department of Health and Human Services for the National Academies of Science. This report uncovers the importance of researching the complexity of human milk to optimize infant health and will be used to help improve policies and infant nutrition guidelines.
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Canadian Breastfeeding Week Celebration
The Winnipeg Breastfeeding Network hosted a Facebook Live event to celebrate Canadian Breastfeeding Week. The event centered on three themes: The Science of Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Support and Celebrating Breastfeeding and included presentations from over 15 breastfeeding practitioners, advocate and community members. Wab Kinew and Lisa Monkman joined the event with warm greetings to all. Join us in celebrating breastfeeding, chest feeding and human milk feeding!