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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

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.

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.