The Human Lactation Research Group

Human milk is a diverse fluid containing macronutrients, vitamins, hormones and live cells uniquely tailored for the human infant. A myriad of health benefits, both short and long term are conferred to both the mother and infant via human milk and lactation. Further early nutrition is implicated in the Developmental origins of Health and Disease (DoHaD).

This large research group combines a number of modalities including biochemistry, metabolomics, molecular biology, physiological measurements and ultrasound imaging to understand milk synthesis, milk removal from the breast, the effect of milk composition on both term and preterm infant gastric emptying, breastfeeding behaviour, appetite control and body composition.


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