The Bottle Study: Infant Weight Gain During Use of Novel Versus Typical Infant Feeding Bottles
The purpose of this study is to pilot test whether a novel infant feeding bottle changes how much formula an infant drinks and how quickly he/she drinks it, as compared to meals provided in a standard bottle. Exclusively formula-fed infants and their caregiver will be provided with the novel feeding bottle and caregivers will be asked to acclimate their infant to this bottle during the next several weeks. Once acclimated, infants will undergo two weighed, timed, and videotaped test meals on two separate days; one with the novel bottle and one with their standard bottle, in random order. It is hypothesized that when the novel bottle is used, infants bottle will consume smaller meals and will have a longer meal duration, as compared to when a standard bottle is used.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
- Food intake [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Rate of intake, volume of intake, duration of meal
|Study Start Date:||January 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Behavioral: Podee bottle
Infants will acclimate to the Podee bottle over the course of several weeks. All infants will consume meals from the Podee and their usual bottles.
|Contact: Paula Chandler-Laney, PhDemail@example.com|
|United States, Alabama|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham||Recruiting|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294|
|Principal Investigator: Paula Chandler-Laney, PhD|