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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.

Study category: Infant Care

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Description

Your breastfed baby may be eligible if they are: - Younger than six months of age - Exclusively breastfed - Full term (> 37-weeks’ gestation) - Have not yet been introduced to solid foods This is a 7-month long study, with visits occurring once every other month. The first and last visit will be conducted at Children's Hospital Colorado and the other 3 visits will be home visits. Compensation and study food will be provided.

Main Procedures Involved: - Collection of stool, urine, breastmilk, and blood (only collected at 5 and 12 months) - Weight, length and head circumference measurements - 3-day diet records - Data on allergy and viral diseases

Duration of Participation: 7 months

Details
Age

Type of Study

Prevention

Compensation

Compensation provided

Location

Childrens Hospital Colorado

Principal Investigator
Minghua Tang,  PhD

Minghua Tang, PhD

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