Kangaroo Holding Effects on Breast Milk
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00418106|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 4, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2008
Kangaroo holding is a skin-to-skin method of holding a baby. Many research studies have investigated the maternal and infant benefits associated with kangaroo holding. The purpose of this study is to determine if kangaroo holding a baby changes the amount and composition of breast milk pumped before and after the kangaroo holding session.
- There is a significant difference in volume of maternal breast milk pumped after kangaroo holding premature infants as compared to maternal breast milk pumped after non-holding conditions
- There is a significant difference in the composition of maternal breast milk pumped after kangaroo holding premature infants as compared to maternal breast milk pumped after non-holding condition.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||20 participants|
|Official Title:||Early Kangaroo Holding Effects on Breast Milk Composition|
|Study Start Date :||November 2005|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2006|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2006|
Mothers who are pumping breast milk and who are willing to kangaroo hold their infant.
- Breast milk production and composition [ Time Frame: 1 week ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00418106
|United States, Delaware|
|Newark, Delaware, United States, 19718|
|Principal Investigator:||Amy N. Johnson, DNSc, RNC||Christiana Care Health Services|