HULAFE organises a workshop in Spain aiming to promote the benefits of breastfeedin
On Saturday May 7th, the HULAFE team from the Nutrishield project organized a face-to-face workshop with the aim of promoting the benefits of breastfeeding from a scientific point of view. The event was held at the Health Research Institute La Fe (Valencia, Spain) and was open for the general public, although families participating in the Nutrishield project received a personal invitation to join. The workshop started with lectures of members of the Nutrishield project team including Maria Gormaz (neonatologist, expert in newborn nutrition) and Julia Kuligowski (analytical scientist, in charge of metabolomics studies in Nutrishield), who showcased the clinical benefits of breastfeeding and the current status of the Nutrishield project. The session continued with different open-air stands, where around 50 people could dive into several knowledge areas associated with Nutrishield case study II including newborn nutrition with human milk, human milk donation and lactation support, neurodevelopment assessment of breastfed infants, recruitment and follow-up of participants, and handling and analysis of human milk in a research laboratory. The common effort of neonatologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, researchers, and volunteers contributed to the great success of the event, where the importance of research studies focusing on human milk and lactation was reinforced.
Watch this video showing the work of the research lab!