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PROJECTS

In addition to endowing six global research centres, FLRF supports a variety of research projects that address specific questions, where the answers can have a positive impact on many.

LACTAMAP – AN ONLINE LACTATION CARE SUPPORT SYSTEM

Featuring a wealth of evidence-based information for medical practitioners, LactaMap from the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation and The University of Western Australia was developed to advance understanding of human lactation, ensure consistent care for breastfeeding mothers and their infants, and prevent dissemination of conflicting advice.

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ISRHML-FAMILY LARSSON-ROSENQUIST FOUNDATION TRAINEE EXPANSION PROGRAM (TEP)

The ISRHML – Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Trainee Expansion Program (TEP) from the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation, with support from the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation, offers scholarships in two sizes to talented young researchers interested in entering or furthering their work in the field of breastmilk and breastfeeding.

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GROWTH STANDARDS FOR PRETERM INFANTS

The INTERGROWTH-21st Preterm Postnatal Growth Standards and Feeding Protocol, coordinated by the University of Oxford and supported by the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation, is striving to implement globally validated growth standards and feeding protocols for preterm infants, plus train healthcare providers in evidence-based feeding and monitoring practices in neonatal settings around the world.

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PROBING THE EFFECTIVE AND TOXIC PRINCIPLES OF FOUR HERBAL GALACTAGOGUES

Goat’s rue, fenugreek, thistle and moringa are traditional, commonly employed herbs used to promote breastmilk production across cultures, yet little scientific data is available to support their efficacy or demonstrate possible side effects or toxicity. Thus, the Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research, supported by the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation, launched a probe to learn more and pave the way for further research into new treatment approaches.

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MILD INDUCED LABOUR PRIOR TO PLANNED CAESAREAN SECTIONS TO IMPROVE NEONATAL AND MATERNAL OUTCOMES (LACARUS TRIAL)

The University Children's Hospital Basel, in close cooperation with the University Hospital of Zurich, and with the support of three other Swiss hospitals and the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation, is investigating how the mild induction of labour and the concomitant release of hormones prior to C-sections help infant primary adaptation, bonding and breastfeeding, and also mothers to initiate and maintain lactation.

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ROLE OF BREASTFEEDING IN NEONATAL BACTERIAL COLONISATION

Professor W. Allan Walker, Conrad Taff Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, with support from the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation, is investigating the mechanisms underlying breastmilk’s influence on the initial bacterial colonisation of newborns, and how these gut bacteria affect the development of a healthy immune system.

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OTHER PROJECTS

The Foundation cares about working together with local communities and supporting projects, which might be less visible on a global scale, but have a strong local impact.

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