The latest research from Dr. Azad and the CHILD Study were published today in Pediatrics. The results show that breastfeeding was inversely associated with weight gain velocity, BMI, and overweight risk during infancy. This association was dose dependent, diminished with formula supplementation, and weaker when breast milk was fed from a bottle. The study was done in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Azad Lab Research Reported by CNN Healt
This collaborative paper was published on the role of the early life environment and chronic disease disparities among Indigenous children. We examined the role of colonization on early-life factors on the mother and child and how they modify disease risk later in life. We specifically focused on interventions that may attenuate this risk including the Indigenous Doula initiative, the Strengthening Families Maternal Child Health program and returning birthing to communities.