MILC co-Director, Dr. Azad interviewed by CTV News to celebrate CHILD Cohort Study's 10 year anniversary
MILC co-Director, Dr. Azad was interviewed by CTV News Winnipeg about the CHILD Cohort Study in celebration of it's tenth anniversary. "The CHILD database is something that really could never be replicated and we are only at the tip of the iceberg", states Dr. Azad, "There are so many [breastmilk] samples still in the freezer that will probably hold secrets that will cure diseases or answer big questions using technologies that don't even exist yet today." Watch the full video here.
MILC experts present at Public Event
MILC experts shared key discoveries on current human milk and lactation research at The Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) Child Health Research Days (CHRD) Public Event on October 5 to support National Breastfeeding Week. Attendees engaged in a discussion about the role of infant nutrition in development, health and wellbeing; health-equity challenges and support for breastfeeding; breastfeeding/chestfeeding trends and lactation education; and more. The event had 179 registrants from 15 countries! View the recording here.
MILC Co-Director Dr. Meghan Azad and co-authors published "Breastfeeding and the developmental origins of mucosal immunity: how human milk shapes the innate and adaptive mucosal immune systems" in Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. Their review explains how different components of human milk influence development of the innate and adaptive mucosal immune systems in breastfed infants. [PDF] Read the Tweetorial here.
The CHILD Cohort Study has developed infographics & lay summaries of Key Discoveries including those focused on Breastfeeding; each of these infographics received input by MILC Club Members. All infographics accompany a full web story and JPG or PDF for download and sharing. Check them out at Key Discoveries – CHILD Cohort Study (childstudy.ca)!