The Influence of Feeding Position on Pulmonary Morbidity in Young Children

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2006 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : November 4, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2007
Information provided by:
Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
Supine feeding position is associated with serous otitis media. The hypothesis is that supine feeding is associated with recurrent otitis media, tonsillar and adenoid hypertrophy and recurrent pneumonia secondary to recurrent aspiration.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pulmonary Diseases Tonsillar Hypertrophy Otitis Media Dental Caries Behavioral: upright feeding Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The aim of the study is to compare two "mother and child health clinic" stations with similar socioeconomic background. Mothers from the study station will be instructed to feed their children only in an upright position since birth. In the control station mothers will continue to feed their children as usual. Pulmonary morbidity will be evaluated prospectively through the computer system of the insurance companies.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 2000 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: The Influence of Feeding Position on Pulmonary Morbidity in Young Children
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2008

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. pulmonary and ear-throat-nose morbidity
  2. medical costs [ Time Frame: measured every 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Months to 12 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Newborn
  • Mother's compliance

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Heart disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00248391

Contact: Avraham Avital, Prof 972-2-6777782

Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel Not yet recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel, P.P.Box 12000
Contact: Avraham Avital, Prof    972-2-6777782   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Avraham Avital, Prof Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT00248391     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: avitalbotlitis- HMO-CTIL
no grant meanwhile
First Posted: November 4, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2007
Last Verified: October 2006

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
adenoid hypertrophy
feeding position

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Dental Caries
Otitis Media
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Tooth Demineralization
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical