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The Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF) has awarded £2.9 million to the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health at the University of Oxford to establish a research centre focused on studying the endocrinology of human lactation.

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Breast milk is known to provide the best source of nutrition for newborns and children; it also has a positive impact on their long-term health and development. Although valuable research has already been conducted in the field of human lactation, many questions remain unanswered – such as how hormones control milk production and weaning, and influence the mother’s long-term health. FLRF aims to support mothers and children worldwide by funding long-term research on the endocrinology of human lactation at the University of Oxford so as to fill these knowledge gaps.

Find out more (Department of Women's and Reproductive Health website)

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