Breast milk has many nutrients and immune factors that are important for the baby’s health and growth. These include lipids, proteins/peptides, growth factors, antibodies, and Human Milk Oligosaccharides. in this pilot study, we aim to focus on the Human Milk Oligosaccharides in the breast milk of people with IBD compared to people without IBD.
About this Study
The purpose of this study is to better understand the differences in breast milk between mothers with IBD and mothers who don’t have IBD. We also want to see how infant health might be impacted by these possible differences in the breast milk between these two groups of mothers.
What does it involve?
Participants will complete 7 online questionnaires (expected to take 15-20 min each) throughout the 12 month course of the study. As well, if participants are willing and able to, we ask them to provide samples of their breast milk at two different times, when your infant is 1 month and 3 months old (about 15 min). We will also ask for your consent to collect information about your infant’s growth and overall health.
The Principal Investigator for this study is Dr. Vivian Huang, 416-586-4800 ext. 2475.
How can you participate?
If you are interested in joining this study or in learning more about this study, please click this button or fill out the form below and we can provide you with more details!
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