Drs. Katherine Kearns, Christina Raimondi, Meghan Azad, and Joanne Hamilton have received a grant to develop Open Education Resources focused on breastfeeding and lactation medicine. These interactive resources will be used to train medical students in Manitoba but will be Open Access and available to anyone. Read more and see which other U of M teams are creating resources at UM News.
Recent MILC lab research is being recognized internationally: led by MILC Co-Director Meghan Azad, the IMiC Consortium published a large systematic review “Human Milk Composition and Child Growth and Body Composition in the First 2 Years: A Systematic Review". The work was featured by the American Society for Nutrition and highlighted by Dr. Ashley Vargas of the US National Institutes of Health in a commentary "Human Milk Composition: An Atlas Child for Child Health Recommendations". Follow the links to read more!
New Paper Series: Human Milk Composition and Child Growth and Body Composition in the First 2 years.
MILC Club members have published a large systematic review involving over 25 authors who screened nearly 10,000 papers about human milk and child growth. Published in Advances in Nutrition, the project “Human Milk Composition and Child Growth and Body Composition in the First 2 Years: A Systematic Review” explores current evidence to help us better understand the link between human milk components and child growth from birth to age 2 years. Due to the large number of research studies in this area, results have been organized into three manuscripts dedicated to (1) human milk macronutrients, (2) human milk micronutrients, and (3) human milk biologically active (bioactive) components. This study was led by MILC Co-Director Dr. Meghan Azad together with former MILC postdoctoral fellows Dr. Merilee Brockway and Dr. Sarah Reyes. Read the full series here: Bioactive Components [PDF], Micronutrients [PDF], and Macronutrients [PDF].