THE BREAST MILK SUMMIT
LEARN THE LATEST SCIENCE ABOUT BREAST MILK
LEARN FROM WORLD-LEADING PROFESSORS AND LACTATION EXPERTS
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WHAT IS THE BREAST MILK SUMMIT?
Hot on the heels of the Birth Summit comes The Breast Milk Summit, an online digital resource for parents, healthcare professionals & educators.
Featuring video presentations exploring the latest scientific thinking about breast milk including:
- the feeding of the infant gut microbiome for optimal immune development
- the importance of immediate skin-to-skin contact with the mother
- the microbial and other components of breast milk.
20 VIDEO PRESENTATIONS
Immediate skin to skin after birth
Professor Lesley Page (King’s College London) and Professor Hannah Dahlen (Western Sydney University) discuss the benefits of a baby having immediate skin-to-skin contact with the mother following birth.
C-section and skin to skin
Professor Lesley Page (King’s College London) and Professor Hannah Dahlen (Western Sydney University)discuss the benefits of a baby having immediate skin-to-skin contact with the mother following birth.
The benefits of breast milk as baby’s first food
Professor Neena Modi (Imperial College London) and author Laurel Wilson discuss the components of colostrum and breast milk and how they impact infant development.
Evolution and breast milk
Associate Professor Maria Gloria Dominguez Bello (New York University), Professor Rodney Dietert (Cornell University) and author Maureen Minchin discuss the complex components in breast milk.
What’s in breast milk?
Associate Professor Maria Gloria Dominguez Bello (New York University), professor Rodney Dietert (Cornell University)and author Maureen Minchin discuss the complex components in breast milk.
Special sugars in breast milk
Associate Professor Maria Gloria Dominguez Bello (New York University), Professor Rodney Dietert (Cornell University) discuss the importance of human milk oligosaccharides within breast milk for feeding the mother’s microbes.
Hormones released during birth and breastfeeding
Professor Hannah Dahlen (Western Sydney University), Assistant Professor Aleeca Bell (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Professor Sue Carter (Indiana University) discuss the role of oxytocin and other hormones during birth and breastfeeding.
Take away message about breastfeeding
Professor Rodney Dietert (Cornell University), Professor Neena Modi (Imperial College London) and author Laurel Wilson sum up their feelings about why breastfeeding is so important for a child’s lifelong health.
Breast milk reduces diversity of microbes
When does microbial diversity increase?
Microbial benefits of breastfeeding for C-section babies
The breast milk microbiome
Breast milk and IgA
Breastfeeding provides more than breast milk
Breastfeeding, microbes and breast cancer
Genetic information in breast milk
Components of formula milk
Impact of formula feeding on infant heatlh
Expert views on donor breast milk
Guilt and infant feeding
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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THE COMPLETE SERIES
Increase your knowledge of the microbiome and epigenetics through video presentations featuring world-leading professors from universities such as: Cornell, NYU, University of Western Ontario, University of Alberta, Imperial and King’s College London.
Boost your confidence in teaching the latest science to expectant parents.
Become fully informed about infant feeding and early infancy for optimal lifelong health.
The complete series of videos is aimed at healthcare professionals and educators and features:
Up-to-date information on the infant microbiome and its positive health implications for early infancy.
Featuring world-leading scientists, clinicians and researchers, many of whom appeared in Microbirth.
Broadcast quality interview-based video presentations.
Hosted by the makers of the award-winning documentary, Microbirth.
Professor, Behavioral Neurobiologist, Director of The Kinsey Institute and Rudy Professor of Biology at Indiana University
World-leading expert in synthetic oxytocin.
“Because human milk is so complicated, it’s full of hormones and nutrition and white blood cells, actual white blood cells are going from mum to the baby, we are tuning and adjusting the baby’s body with the molecules that come from the mother”
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta and Co-Principal Investigator, Synergy in Microbiota Research (SyMBIOTA)
Expert in infant microbiome research and immune development
“There is some evidence that early breastfeeding may change some of the Caesarean section related changes or compositional changes to the microbiome in the long term”
Professor of Midwifery, University of Western Sydney
Expert in epigenetic impact in childbirth and midwifery.
“When that baby comes out, the natural habitat for that baby is the mother’s body, and that baby should go directly skin to skin with the mother.”
Maria Gloria Dominguez Bello
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, New York University
Expert in infant microbiome research.
“If we break the natural rule of breastfeeding naturally we may also be helping to compromise the education of the immune system of the baby.”
Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Surgery, University of Western Ontario
Research scientist and expert in the infant microbiome.
“We know that there’s a reduced incidence of breast cancer in women who breast feed for a long time. And I thought why is that? What is it that’s affecting cancer?”
Professor of Immunotoxicology, Cornell University
World-leading expert in human immune system, author of THE HUMAN SUPERORGANISM
“The single most important thing we can do for the health of a baby is to ensure that the microbes are seeded at birth through vaginal delivery when possible, that skin-to-skin contact occurs and that is supported by breastfeeding of a significant duration”
Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College, London. President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Medical and scientific expert on newborn babies.
“Breastfeeding is a really powerful way to reduce the risk of infection and to improve a baby’s neurodevelopmental outcome. Wouldn’t we all want the best in terms of neurodevelopmental outcomes for our children?”
Assistant Professor, Dept of Women, Children and Family Health Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
Expert in epigenetic research in childbirth.
“The baby’s born, baby goes to mum’s chest – that baby should remain there uninterrupted, skin-to-skin, not only to regulate the baby’s transition but oxytocin levels zoom and with lactation, oxytocin levels are high”
Professor of Midwifery, King’s College London. President of The Royal College of Midwives
Expert on midwifery and physiological birth.
“It is the responsibility of everybody in the maternity service to ensure, if at all possible, the baby is offered skin to skin contact with the mother or if necessary with the father”
Laurel Wilson, IBCLC
Perinatal educator, author & international breastfeeding speaker
Expert in epigenetics and breastfeeding
“Our first food that we receive as a baby matters significantly to how we develop. And which genes are activated for the rest of our life.”
Author of Milk Matters: Infant Feeding and Immune Disorder
Expert in the impact of formula feeding on infant immune system.
“Breast milk contains literally thousands of ingredients. And we’re only just beginning to understand that it’s actually tailored individually for the child”