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LACTOMICS : Breast milk: an environment - sustainable food system - health interface [SYALSA Exploratory project]

An integrative approach based on food systems and their sustainability in the service of children's health

The composition of breast milk varies depending on the mother's diet and her environmental exposure. The LactOMICS project aims to put in place an integrative approach based on food systems and their sustainability in the service of children's health. This typical “farm to fork” approach aims to characterize 1) the impact of the nutritional, microbiological and chemical composition of breast milk on the postnatal development of the child in order to identify biomarkers of benefits but also of risks. potentials; 2) the nutrient-microbiota-contaminant interaction in breast milk; 3) modulation of the nutritional, microbiological and chemical composition of breast milk by maternal eating habits and their sustainability.

5 INRAE teams involved:

  • 4 INRAE teams from the Pays de la Loire Center
    • UMR PhAN Physiologies des Adaptations Nutritionnelles (UMR 1280 INRA-AlimH/Université)
    • Laberca Laboratoire d'étude des Résidus et Contaminants dans les Aliments (UMR 1329 INRA-AlimH/Oniris)
    • UMR SECALIM SECurité des ALIments et Microbiologie (UMR1014 INRA-MICA/Oniris)
    • USC StaSC Statistique, Sensométrie, Chimiométrie (USC 1381 INRA-TRANSFORM/Oniris)

Centre de recherche en épidémiologie et statistiques – Équipe de Recherche en Épidémiologie Nutritionnelle (EREN) (UMR 1125 INRA-AlimH/INSERM/Cnam / Université Sorbonne Paris Nord)

External partners:

  • Hôpital Mère-Enfant de Nantes – Service de Néonatologie
  • Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)-équipe Mère et enfant en milieu tropical : pathogènes, système de santé et transition épidémiologique (MERIT) (UMR 261 IRD/Université de Paris).