Got (Breast) Milk? Breakthroughs & barriers in breastfeeding research

February 5 – 7 p.m.
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg 

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The World Bank recently declared that “if breastfeeding did not already exist, someone who invented it today would deserve a dual Nobel Prize in medicine and economics.” Breastfeeding promotes health and prevents disease in mothers and children, and saves money for families and the healthcare system. Yet, fewer than 25% of babies born in Manitoba achieve international breastfeeding recommendations. Our panel of experts will debate the latest breakthroughs and hot topics in breastfeeding research, from marijuana to the microbiome! They will also discuss the challenges faced by women who breastfeed (and those who cannot), and the role of public policy in shaping a breastfeeding-friendly society.

Moderator: 
Sarah Turner PhD Candidate
Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Panelists:
Dr. Meghan Azad
Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease and Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Child Health, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, U of M; Co-Director, Manitoba Interdisciplinary Lactation Centre (MILC); Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Dr. Nathan Nickel
Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, U of M; Co-Director, MILC; Research Scientist, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Dr. Lauren Kelly
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Child Health, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, U of M; Clinical Trialist, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation; Research Scientist, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; and Vaccine and Drug Evaluation Centre