The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation funded a research project by Dr Wendy Ingman, at The University of Adelaide, titled ‘Understanding the Inflammatory Nature of Mastitis’.
Mastitis is a common inflammatory disease in lactating women that causes pain, fever, low milk supply and leads many to cease breastfeeding. This study explored the cellular mechanisms that lead to inflammation and investigated potential therapies to quickly and effectively stop the symptoms of mastitis. The significance of improving treatment of mastitis is that more women may comply with the World Health Organisation guidelines of 6 months exclusive breastfeeding, which will help reduce the incidence of allergies and obesity in Australian children.
Seven News reporter, Megan Roberts, reported on this 2011 CRF grant – Please click on this link to view the story.

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