Math Biology Seminar: Katie Faulkner

  • Date: 01/16/2019
  • Time: 14:45
Katie Faulkner, UBC

University of British Columbia


Modeling human lactation with infant feeding regimens


Human milk production is controlled by a variety of internal and external factors, including hormones, neurons, suckling stimulus and milk removal. One method for increasing milk production colloquially suggested to mothers who want to produce more milk is cluster feeding: feeding more frequently during certain periods of the day rather than leaving equal time between feedings. Models have been proposed to describe average weekly milk production rates in dairy cattle, but these models do not take into account the effect of the milk removal schedule used. In this talk, I will present a model for describing milk production in response to set feeding regimens and introduce a model for infant metabolism.


This is a work in progress talk.

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Location: ESB 4127