The Bode Lab
The Bode Lab

Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development Cohort Study

3400+ Canadian kids are helping to predict, prevent and treat chronic diseases


and the Bode lab is helping to discover the role of human milk oligosaccharides

The CHILD Study is a prospective longitudinal birth cohort study. This means that CHILD researchers are actively following the Study participants over time as they grow and develop—from mid-pregnancy into childhood and adolescence.


CHILD is the largest multidisciplinary, longitudinal, population-based birth cohort study in Canada and is designed to be one of the most informative studies of its kind in the world.

Contact PI

Dr. Meghan Azad


Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease
Manitoba co-Lead, CHILD Study
Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba


79. Moossavi S, Atakora F, Miliku K, Sepehri S, Robertson B, Duan QL, Becker AB,  Mandhane PJ, Turvey S, Moraes TJ, Lefebvre DL, Sears MR, Subbarao P, Field CJ, Bode L, Khafipour E, Azad MB (2019) Integrated Analysis of Human Milk Microbiota with Oligosaccharides and Fatty Acids in the CHILD Cohort. Frontiers in Nutrition (Accepted)


73. Moossavi S, Sepehri S, Robertson BBode L, Goruk S, Field CJ, Lix LM, de Souza RJ, Becker AB, Mandhane PJ, Turvey SE, Subbarao P, Moraes TJ, Lefebvre DL, Sears MR, Khafipour E, Azad MB (2019) Maternal and Early Life Factors and Human Milk Microbiota in the CHILD Cohort. Cell Host & Microbe 25(2):324-335   [Research Article, PubMed]


66. Azad MB, Robertson B, Atakora F, Becker AB, Subbarao P, Moraes TJ, Mandhane PJ, Turvey SE, Lefebvre DL, Sears MR, Bode L (2018) Human milk oligosaccharide concentrations are associated with multiple fixed and modifiable maternal characteristics, environmental factors and feeding practices. Journal of Nutrition 148(11):1733-1742   [Research Article, PubMed]


64. Miliku K, Robertson B, Sharma AK, Subbarao P, Becker AB, Mandhane PJ, Turvey SE, Lefebvre DL, Sears MR, the CHILD Study Investigators, Bode L, Azad M (2018) Human milk oligosaccharide profiles and food sensitization among infants in the CHILD Study. Allergy 73(10):2070-2073   [Research Article, PubMed]

Dedicated to Research on Human Milk Oligosaccharides

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