Dr. Azad was interviewed about our research on breastfeeding and infant weight gain in the CHILD Study. The story emphasizes our finding that “Every Feed Counts” (there was a dose-response relationship according to the duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding) and stresses that breastfeeding is a societal issue that requires support at the community and policy level.
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Our latest research from the CHILD Study were published today in Pediatrics. Our results show that breastfeeding was inversely associated with weight gain velocity, BMI, and overweight risk during infancy. This association was dose dependent, diminished with formula supplementation, and weaker when breast milk was fed from a bottle. The study was done in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Our latest paper, “Human Milk Oligosaccharide Concentrations Are Associated with Multiple Fixed and Modifiable Maternal Characteristics, Environmental Factors, and Feeding Practices” was published today in The Journal of Nutrition. This is among the largest studies to date examining the factors shaping HMO composition. These complex and fascinating molecules are critically important to infant gut microbiota development. We are currently exploring their association with other milk components and infant health in the CHILD cohort. The study was undertaken in collaboration with HMO expert, Dr. Lars Bode, at the University of California San Diego. Read the full paper here.
Check out the webinar with Dr. Azad on September 20th at 11am CST
Part 2 of 2: New Guidelines and Evolving Evidence for Infant Feeding and Food AllergiesHosted by the Canadian Nutrition Society
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