Study for Growth and Tolerance of Young Infants Fed Infant Formula
Why are we offering this option?
The purpose of this study is to compare the growth and tolerance of infants fed an experimental milk-based infant formula with added carbohydrates, called human milk oligosaccharides, with the growth and tolerance of infants fed a milk-based infant formula without the added human milk oligosaccharides or with infants fed human milk. Human milk oligosaccharides are naturally found in human milk and are associated with health benefits, such as reduced rates of respiratory and gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses. The addition of these carbohydrates to infant formula may provide health benefits to babies that are not fed human milk.
We are looking for infants between 0-14 days old who are either exclusively breastfed or infants that are exclusively formula fed after being discharged from the hospital following their birth.
Who can participate?
Infants 0-14 days old, born full-term 37-42 weeks gestation with birth weight over 5 lbs 8 oz.
If parent(s) of the child elect to formula-feed the participant, A) parent(s) confirm the participant has not been given human milk since being discharged from the hospital following birth, and B) confirm their intention to feed their infant the study product as the sole source of feeding during the study.
If parent(s) of the child elect to feed the infant human milk, A) they confirm the infant has not received any formula prior to enrollment, and B) confirm their intention to exclusively feed human milk from birth, and as the sole source of feeding during the study.
Infants should not be taking medications including prebiotics, probiotics, home remedies, herbal preparations, or rehydration fluids that might affect GI tolerance.
What will happen in the study?
You will be asked to come into our research clinic 7 times and all study procedures and formula will be at no cost to you or your insurance.
Will you/your child be paid to be in this research study?
Participants may receive up to $50 per visit
Where will these visits be located?
At our PriMED Clinical Research office
948 Patterson Rd Dayton, OH 45419
How can I learn more information or sign up?
Call our team at 937-534-4238 or fill out an interest form