Dr. Azad, MILC co-Director and ALSPAC Cohort collaborate to study secretor status, breastfeeding and infant diarrhea
Diarrhea is a major cause of infant mortality. Dr. Azad and lab trainees conducted this population-based study in collaboration with the ALSPAC Cohort titled "Enhanced Protection Against Diarrhea Among Breastfed Infants of Nonsecretor Mothers", published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. They found that breastfeeding by nonsecretor mothers was especially protective against diarrhea. Further understanding of this relationship could help reduce infant diarrheal mortality and improve processes for donor milk banking and provision. Tweetorial here!