What are the effects of living at high altitude on human milk? We know that individuals from high-altitude adapted populations have increased metabolic demands. How does this influence their milk, and the growth and health of their children?
Researchers help Professors EA Quinn and Geoff Childs work with a group of breastfeeding mothers of Tibetan descent to collect milk and anthropometric measurements in a carpet factory in Kathmandu. The data will be used to investigate the impact of high altitude on human milk composition.
Read the full story from Washington University Anthropology News: Postcard from Nepal: Professors E.A. Quinn and Geoff Childs