Fermentation Rate of Infant Formula
It is hypothesized that there will be no difference in the breath hydrogen excretion between the 2 different prebiotic formulas.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
- Hydrogen content of breath [ Time Frame: six hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|infants two to six months of age|
This pilot study is looking at how a formula with one of two different prebiotic blends may alter the hydrogen level in an infant's exhalations in the hours after feeding. Higher levels for a longer period may signal higher levels of short chain fatty acids and bifidobacteria, both beneficial for gastrointestinal health. The higher levels may be the result of the formula undergoing a slower digestion, producing more fermentation.
The study will compare a formula, similar to one currently on the market, with added prebiotics using a special breathing mask designed to be held to the infant's mouth and nose long enough to capture the infant's exhaled breath which will then be tested for Hydrogen content.
|Contact: Rose Pauley-Hunter, APRN||(402) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Nebraska|
|Boys Town National Research Hospital||Recruiting|
|Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68131|
|Contact: Rose Pauley-Hunter, APRN 402-778-6890 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Laurel Prestridge, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Laurel Prestridge, MD||Boys Town National Research Hospital|
|Principal Investigator:||Sharad Kunnath, MD||Boys Town National Research Hospital|