Prof Laurent Storme
Breast milk and the first 1000 days of life
Laurent Storme has been Professor of Paediatrics since 1999. Trained at the School of Medicine in Lille, France, (Université de Lille II), he has served as Head of the Department of Neonatology of Lille University Hospital (CHRU de Lille) since 2010.
Prof. Storme’s experimental and clinical research focuses on the developmental origins of health and diseases (DOHaD), particularly on physiopathology and the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. The author of more than 150 scientific publications. He also serves as Vice-President of the Francophone DOHaD Society and is the training coordinator for neonatology in the Northwest of France.
Prof. Storme’s interest in the programming of non-communicable diseases during the first thousand days of life has led him to coordinate the Hospital-University Federative Project “1000 Days for Health”, since 2015. The project studies environmental factors of risk or resilience for future health, and trains caregivers with a view of implementing disease-prevention and health-promotion programmes. Breastfeeding is a major focus, as it is an early-life intervention which may have a significant impact on the long-term development of a child.