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Blueberry intake and infant gut health

Primary Objective

Identifying appropriate first foods is critical for the formation of good bacteria in your baby’s stomach. This research aims to better understand the impact of blueberries on stomach bacteria, inflammation, and the immune response in breastfed infants during early complementary feeding, which spans from ~5 to 12 months of age. The findings of this study may serve in the creation of dietary guidelines for infants in the early complementary feeding phase, for which guidance does not yet exist. Your baby may be eligible if they are exclusively breastfed and less than 5 months of age.

Study category: Healthy Volunteers

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This is a 7 month long study, with visits occurring once every month. The first and last visit will be conducted at Children's Hospital Colorado and the other 5 visits will be home visits. Compensation will be provided.

Main Procedures Involved: - Collection of stool, urine, blood, and breastmilk - Weight, length and head circumference measurements - 3-day diet records - Data on allergy and viral diseases

Duration of Participation: 7 months


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Childrens Hospital Colorado

Principal Investigator
Minghua Tang,  PhD

Minghua Tang, PhD

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