microbiome

Stopping Superbugs With Friendly Microbes

November 19, 2018

By Andy Fell in Human & Animal Health

NEWBORN BABY JANE in Sacramento, California, might have access to the best, most modern medical care, but she’s likely missing something else: Friendly gut microbes. Uniquely adapted to human breast milk, these microbes provide optimal nutrition, keep out hostile infections, and may even stop the spread of disease.

Breastfeeding Week/Month: "Donor Milk Use to Promote Ongoing Breastfeeding Among Healthy Newborns"

July 19, 2018

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week for a Month!

Laura Kair, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, UC Davis Children’s Hospital, will discuss the use of donated human milk (pasteurized and banked) outside of the neonatal intensive care setting. Plus, information on research on short-term donor milk use to promote breastfeeding in healthy newborns, and a discussion of ethical considerations.