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Café Scientifique

Wednesday Feb 05 2020 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “Got (Breast) Milk? Breakthroughs & barriers in breastfeeding research,” an interactive panel discussion for non-researchers (you, me, neighbours, friends). In a relaxed atmosphere, specialists will talk about their work and the questions raised.

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.

The panelists are Dr. Meghan Azad (Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease and Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Child Health, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; 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, University of Manitoba; Co-Director, MILC; Research Scientist, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba), and Dr. Lauren Kelly (Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Child Health, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Clinical Trialist, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation; Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; and Vaccine and Drug Evaluation Centre). The moderator is Sarah Turner (PhD Candidate, Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba).

Please join us for a lively discussion, debate, and refreshments. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to: research_communications (at) umanitoba.ca or 204.474.6689.