MAMA Lab logoThe Milk and Micronutrient Assessment Lab (or MAMA Lab) at Mount Saint Vincent University’s Centre for Applied Research is hosting its first MAMA Day on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 1 to 4 p.m.

This free event will connect the community with the lab’s research on infant feeding (including breastfeeding), and feature a variety of workshops and activities for families.

All are welcome!

Schedule of activities

  • 1:40 to 2 p.m. – Fun family movement session with Victoria Shupe, BScKin, CSEP-CPT
  • 2:30 to 3 p.m. – Child feeding workshop with Madeleine Waddington, MScAHN, PDt, Public Health Nutritionist
  • 3:10 to 3:30 p.m. – Fun family movement session with Victoria Shupe, BScKin, CSEP-CPT
All afternoon:
  • Breastfeeding resource and research booths
  • Chat one-on-one with lactation consultant Nancy Harmon, RN, IBCLC
  • Children’s activities: Craft stations, games stations, bouncers, bubbles and more!
  • Breastfeeding room and quiet space
  • Refreshments
Plus, get to know the MAMA Lab and the research they do!


Centre for Applied Research, 2nd floor
Mount Saint Vincent University
47 College Road on MSVU Campus (enter via 166 Bedford Highway)
Halifax, NS
Free onsite parking

About the MAMA Lab

The Milk and Micronutrient Assessment Lab (MAMA Lab) is run by Dr. Kyly Whitfield and her team in the Department of Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University.

Dr. Whitfield is passionate about nutrition in the first 1,000 days, from conception to two years, and her research program aims to explore both the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of feeding during this time.

A major focus of the MAMA Lab is to study infant feeding behaviours, and the potential long-term effects of early feeding on eating patterns and disease risk. They also try to understand what the general public knows about infant feeding to better understand breastfeeding culture and feeding norms.

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