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Welcome to LRF MOMI CORE

​​​​​​​​​​Researcher in the LabWhile human milk is as old as human life itself, it remains a mystery in many ways and leaves us with many unanswered and often critical questions. How do mother's genetics and environmental exposures such as diet, stress or exercise impact milk production and composition? How, in turn, do milk components promote infant development and protect babies from disease? How do the effects of human milk early in life extend all the way through adulthood? And how does breastfeeding benefit not only the baby but also the mother?

The Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant Center of Research Excellence (LRF MOMI CORE) at the University of California San Diego is the engine driving discovery in human milk and lactation to improve the health and development of infants, mothers, and society as a whole. Here, the walls come down, and investigators from across research, education and clinical practice collaborate to answer questions around human milk from both life science and social science perspectives. Together, we can rise above dogma and supposition and reveal the true story of human milk.

Lars Bode, PhD - Center Director

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With support from passionate and dedicated parents, faculty and
staff, community members and organizations, we are able to
accelerate the pace of advanced human milk and lactation
research that guides how best we care for mothers and babies.

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