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International Breastfeeding Week News Archive

Meghan Azad, UM researcher in pediatric health sits in an office at a desk next to a computer.

UM pediatric researcher comments on World Breastfeeding Week

August 4, 2020 — 
UM researcher Dr. Meghan Azad is Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease and a research scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM). She was on CTV Winnipeg Morning Live to talk about the importance of breastfeeding.

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Mother breastfeeding

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Mom and baby share “good bacteria” through breastmilk

July 10, 2020 — 
A new study by researchers at the University of Manitoba and the University of British Columbia (UBC) has found that bacteria are shared and possibly transferred from a mother’s milk to her infant’s gut, and that breastfeeding directly at the breast best supports this process.

2020 Vanier Scholar-Sarah Turner copy

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Meet Sarah Turner, one of five of UM’s 2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients.

June 22, 2020 — 
UM Today caught up with Turner to chat about how the Vanier Scholarship will support her research titled: Breastfeeding and child behaviour: Understanding the link through five different pathways in the Canadian CHILD birth cohort study.

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Adult holds newborn baby's hand. // Image from iStock.

Breastfeeding is recommended during pandemic, but coronavirus has changed support systems

May 8, 2020 — 
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing health-care providers to change the way they support breastfeeding mothers

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Dr. Meghan Azad

Improving global health through breast milk

February 4, 2020 — 
A $6.5 million grant has been awarded to a University of Manitoba researcher by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a new global health initiative dedicated to breast milk: the International Milk Composition (IMiC) Consortium.

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