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Dr Bernd Stahl

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We’ve teamed up with Dr Bernd Stahl, to help you understand more about breastfeeding and breast milk, and its impact on early life and beyond.


Dr Bernd Stahl is the Director of Human Milk Research & Analytical Science at Danone Nutricia Research. He is a breastfeeding and breast milk expert, and his work focusses on the impact of breastfeeding and breast milk beyond just nutrition.

Education and career

After studying at the University of Muenster, Germany, Dr Stahl received his PhD in Biology.

His background is in biochemical research and, for more than 25 years, he has contributed significantly to studies into the benefits of breast milk and its impact not just on early life, but on the entire lifespan of an individual.

As well as being the Director of Human Milk Research & Analytical Science at Danone Nutricia Research, he is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Science at Utrecht University.

Other work

He is the author and co-author of more than 100 scientific publications, reviews and book chapters. He is also the co-inventor of more than 40 patents.

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