PhD student Holly McClellan has been utilising ultrasound imaging to help discover why breastfeeding can be such a painful and distressing time for some mothers.
Although breastfeeding is a practice that’s been around for aeons, it appears there’s still a lot we don’t know about it.
All mammal species feed their young a unique composition of milk that promotes optimal immunity and development. Most mammals are born with the ability to co-ordinate sucking, swallowing and breathing to remove milk from their mother’s nipple/teat.
Welcome to the latest edition of Science Matters which comes at a time of considerable change within the Faculty. Our Dean of more than 12 years, Winthrop Professor George Stewart, retired in June to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle in Tasmania. George was the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences and was central to its establishment and subsequent success. George also played a key role for the Faculty and broader university through his development of significant links with China, which will benefit the university for many years to come.