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Research Project: Human Milk Volume Measurement by the Deuterated Water Method in the MILQ Study

Location: Obesity and Metabolism Research

Project Number: 2032-51530-025-042-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Dec 1, 2019
End Date: Nov 1, 2021

Objective:
The saliva samples from 250 mother-infant dyads at each site at 3 time-points for the total OF 4500 sample sets, will be analyzed using Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) to assess the volume of breast milk intake by breastfed infants for the Mothers, Infants and Lactation Quality (MILQ) study.

Approach:
For the proposed project, the institute’s investigator will analyze the anonymized serial infant and mother saliva samples to assess the volume of infant breast milk intake from 3 different study sites (Bangladesh, Brazil, and the Gambia) by using Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). This analysis is pursuant to St. John’s being a collaborating centre for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the United Nations, and this activity is through that Collaborating Centre.