Our Partners

MOMI Biome - Partnership with Center for Microbiome Innovation

This world-renowed center coordinates and accelerates microbiome research across UC San Diego and around the world. The human microbiome is implicated in infant development and disease. Human milk and lactation are major determinants of the types of bacteria that grow on and in the infant. By joining efforts with the center, we will provide seed fundings for research ideas that link human milk and lactation, the microbiome and maternal/infant health. READ MORE...

Mommy's Milk Human Milk Research Repository

Mothers from the San Diego community generously donate milk and provide diverse clinical information about maternal exposures during pregnancy/lactation and infant development outcomes. This helps establish a large clinical research database of human milk indexed samples for researchers to query and cull from for their IRB approved research projects. The repository, unique to our region, accelerates research focused at relationships between maternal exposures, milk composition, and infant development.  READ MORE...

Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition (SPIN) program

The SPIN program supports mothers of preterm infants to produce enough milk and to continue to provide human milk as source of nutrition during and after hospital discharge. The program provides staff of the UC San Diego Health neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with education resources on evidence-based feeding protocols.These protocols have been adopted by NICUs across the nation. Their upcoming project is to establish a human milk bank at UC San Diego Health. READ MORE...