In the new video “Why does breast milk matter?,” produced by the Canadian Lung Association, researcher Dr. Meghan Azad discusses her current CHILD-based research into the impact of breastfeeding on child health—and on asthma risk in particular.
In the interview, Dr. Azad elaborates on the three main questions her project is addressing: Can breastfeeding help prevent asthma in children? What is the role of the milk microbiome in this process? And: What can mothers do to optimize the composition of their milk microbiome and maximize the health benefits of breastfeeding for their children?
Along the way, Dr. Azad describes the CHILD Study, from which her research leverages data and biological samples. The video also features footage of a young CHILD subject undergoing a clinical assessment as part of her participation in the Study.