The Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation developed the new evidence-based reference book Breastfeeding and Breast Milk – from Biochemistry to Impact. It provides a factual, scientifically robust overview of the key topics, written by leading experts in the field.
The Yale School of Public Health with support from the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation developed the Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly (BBF) programme to help increase breastfeeding rates around the world. The evidence-based framework guides countries in assessing their readiness to scale-up breastfeeding promotion.
The Foundation is funding the University of Oxford and the INTERGROWTH-21st consortium to promote optimal postnatal growth in preterm infants through the implementation of the combined growth standards and advanced feeding protocols.
The aha! Swiss Allergy Centre, with support from the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation, is steering a project to help educate healthcare professionals and the general public about the important connection between breastfeeding and allergy prevention.
The Foundation supports the University of Western Australia in the development of an online support tool to provide medical professionals with evidence-based clinical information for the assessment and management of breastfeeding and lactation problems.
LactaPedia is a freely accessible online resource towards a consistent and research-based terminology for human lactation. It is intended to eliminate inconsistencies in terminology – which lead to inconsistencies in understanding – of breastfeeding and breastmilk.
The Foundation is funding a project that promotes quality, safety, effectiveness and sustainability in milk banks through the development of assessment criteria and best practice standards including the supporting documentation required for its implementation.
The Foundation supports the establishment of the Larsson Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant Center of Research Excellence at UC San Diego to advance multidisciplinary research on breastmilk and human lactation.
The foundation is working with universities on developing and establishing a professorship and professionalisation of this specialised area.
In 2015, the Foundation has endowed the Larsson-Rosenquist Chair for Human Lactology at the University for Western Australia. As of 1st of August 2017, Valérie Verhasselt, MD PhD, is now the inaugural holder of the Chair.
The Foundation is funding a research project at the Whitehead Institute that aims to identify herbal galactagogues widely used by breastfeeding women worldwide to increase their milk production.
The Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation joins forces with the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) to launch an exchange programme for graduate and recently graduated students and postdoctoral fellows.