Study looks at baby poop. Preferably, your baby’s poop.
The Centre of Microbiome and Inflammatory Disease Research is working on new research that looks to promote the health of babies.
The study will compare the bacteria in baby poop of infants fed either breastmilk or formula, with or without docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Conducted by Deanna Gibson, assistant professor of biology, and undergraduate student Michael Jay, the UBCO Baby Poop Study is looking for infants from zero to six month who are being breastfed or formula-fed.
The study lasts until solid food is introduced to the baby’s diet and will help uncover the health effects of certain types of bacteria in the gut.
If you are interested in participating in the study, or know of anyone who might be, please contact Michael Jay via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 778-821-4512.
To find out more, visit the Centre of Microbiome and Inflammatory Disease Research’s Facebook page (facebook.com/Gibsonlab) or watch the Global Okanagan news story (http://globalnews.ca/video/1224158/okanagan-researchers-sample-diaper-debris).