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Breastfeeding clinical trials at UC Health

7 in progress, 5 open to eligible people

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  • A Study of the FamilyLink Videoconferencing System and Breastfeeding

    open to eligible females

    The central hypothesis guiding this project is that having mothers view live video of their babies while they are pumping increases milk volume, caloric density, and maternal pumping experience.

    at UC Davis

  • Effect of Pomegranate Juice Consumption on the Health of Mothers and Infants During Breastfeeding

    open to eligible females ages 18 years and up

    Breast milk is universally recognized as the best food for newborns. Studies have scientifically shown that breastfeeding provides optimal nutrients for infants, strengthens their immune system, and improves mother-and-child bonding. Demonstrating health benefits of pomegranate consumption on infant health could lead to greater incentive for women to breast feed. The purpose of this research study is to determine whether pomegranate metabolites (products produced by breakdown) is secreted into breastmilk and whether they have an effect on breast-fed infants who are born vaginally.

    at UCLA

  • LIFT: Telemedicine Breastfeeding Support

    open to all eligible people

    The central hypothesis guiding this project is that tailored breastfeeding support, that leverages easily accessible telemedicine technologies, can improve breastfeeding outcomes among late preterm dyads. The long-term goals of this project are to improve maternal and child health and reduce health disparities by designing and implementing evidence-based interventions to improve breastfeeding outcomes for this challenging patient population. This study seeks to identify lactation support practices that improve breastfeeding duration and to test the effect of telemedicine breastfeeding support on breastfeeding duration, among the nearly one in ten mothers who deliver late preterm (34-36 6/7 weeks), as this subpopulation of mothers faces the highest rates of premature breastfeeding cessation

    at UC Davis

  • Reproductive health outcomes by method of breast milk feeding

    open to eligible females ages 15-45

    The purpose of this research is to determine whether there are differences in ovarian suppression between women who are feeding at the breast compared with women who are pumping. - In the main study, the aim is to compare reproductive health outcomes, including amenorrhea rates, duration of lactation, and resumption of sexual activity, between mothers who are exclusively breastfeeding (i.e. feeding at the breast) and those who are pumping after a term or preterm delivery. - In the sub-study, the aim is to determine the feasibility and acceptability of using urinary luteinizing hormone (LH) detection kits at home to detect ovulation in exclusively breastmilk feeding women.

    at UC Davis

  • The Milk, Growth and Microbiota Study

    open to all eligible people

    Late preterm infants, who are born at 34, 35 or 36 weeks gestation, often have difficulty feeding, establishing growth, and fighting off infection. Breastfeeding provides improved nutrition to help fight infection, in part because breast milk encourages the growth of healthy bacteria (microbiota) in the infant's intestine. However, when mothers give birth preterm, their breasts are usually not quite ready to make milk; it can take several days to have enough breast milk to match a baby's nutritional needs. If there is not yet enough breast milk, formula is often used. However, formula can interfere with the growth of healthy intestinal bacteria. An alternate nutritional option is donor milk from a certified milk bank, which is available in all neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in San Francisco. However, no scientific studies have yet studied donor milk for late preterm infants, so currently all San Francisco NICUs (as well as the large majority of NICUs nationwide) reserve donor milk for infants born at <34 weeks. This study's investigators therefore propose the "Milk, Growth and Microbiota (MGM) Study," a randomized controlled trial to compare banked donor milk to formula for breastfeeding late preterm infants born in San Francisco. Once enrolled in MGM, infants will be randomly assigned to receive either formula or banked donor milk if they need additional nutrition until their mothers are making enough milk. After enrolling the babies, investigators will weigh them daily to assess their growth. The investigators will also collect infant bowel movements at baseline, 1 week and 1 month to determine whether donor milk vs. formula impacts the type of bacteria in the baby's intestine. If the study's results show that donor milk optimizes growth while helping establish healthy bacteria in the baby's intestine, donor milk might be postnatal strategy to bolster neonatal nutrition for late preterm infants.

    at UC Davis UCSF

  • Feeding My Baby - A National WIC Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The goal of the study is to be a current examination of infant and toddler feeding practices among families receiving WIC services. It has been more than 10 years since the last study of such feeding practices, and in the interim important changes have taken place in the WIC program, in society, and in the science of nutrition. The study will include exploration of breastfeeding practices and support, more general feeding practices, nutritional intake of infants and toddlers, transitions in infant and toddler feeding practices, early precursors of obesity, and family factors that may influence all of these nutrition-related issues. It will also explore characteristics of the WIC program in selected sites, and how these relate to infant and toddler feeding decisions and practices. This study is important both to update knowledge about the WIC population, and to uncover possible new avenues of inquiry regarding early childhood obesity.

    at UCLA

  • Weight Patterns in the Month After Birth

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This is a prospective cohort study that will be conducted in four low income countries to describe newborn weight patterns in the first month after birth and their association with clinical and demographic factors including dietary intake.

    at UCSF

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