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Infant Formula Supplemented With Probiotic Microorganisms and/or Prebiotic.

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified May 2012 by Materna Laboratories.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Materna Laboratories Identifier:
First received: February 3, 2009
Last updated: July 30, 2013
Last verified: May 2012
Evaluation the nutritional suitability of a based milk infant formula supplemented with friendly bacteria (probiotic microorganisms) and or nutritional fibers (prebiotic) to healthy, full term infants compare with an otherwise identical widely used commercially available milk based infant formula and/or breast feed

Condition Intervention
Focus on Healthy Infant Growth.
Dietary Supplement: Infant Formula

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the Effect of Milk Based Infant Formula Supplemented Either With Probiotic Microorganisms and/or With Prebiotic on the Intestinal Microflora During the First 4 Months of Life of Healthy, Full Term Infants and it's Long Term Effect on Morbidity up to the Age of 9 Months

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Further study details as provided by Materna Laboratories:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight gain [ Time Frame: 1 to 120 days of age ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Anthropometric [ Time Frame: 1-120 days of age ]
  • GI tolerance [ Time Frame: 1-120 days of age ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Influence on the microbial content of the stool [ Time Frame: 3 - 4 times: 1-16 d, 4 w 16 w and 36 w ]
    Stool were collected to analyze the microbial content of certain bacteria upon enrollment and at the age of 4, 16. and 36 w Stool were collected and delivery to the lab in coolers within 12 h

Estimated Enrollment: 270
Study Start Date: July 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Materna infant formula 1
milk based infant formula powder
Dietary Supplement: Infant Formula
Other Name: Materna
Experimental: Materna infant formula 2
Probiotic supplemented infant formula
Dietary Supplement: Infant Formula
Other Name: Materna
Experimental: Materna infant formula 3
Prebiotic supplemented infant formula
Dietary Supplement: Infant Formula
Other Name: Materna
Experimental: Materna infant formula 4
Prebiotic+ Probiotic supplemented infant formula
Dietary Supplement: Infant Formula
Other Name: Materna
Human milk
Human Milk
Dietary Supplement: Infant Formula
Other Name: Materna


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 21 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy term infants of both sexes, born in natural labor .
  • Single birth.
  • Full term infants (born between the 37th and 42nd week of gestation)
  • Infants with birth weight >2500 g.
  • Recruitment age will be 0-21 days.
  • Infants whose mothers are unable to breast feed or have chosen not to breast feed prior to the study enrollment.
  • Infants whose parents have agreed to participate in the study up to the age of 9 months..
  • Infants whose parents have agreed to remain exclusively on the same product for 16 weeks of age..
  • Infants whose parents have signed the informed consent form.
  • Infants whose parents are able to understand the protocol requirements and to fill out the infant's diary and agree to completely fill out the parents' questionnaires during the period Of 9 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Twins.
  • Premature or low birth weight (< 2500 g).
  • Chromosomal abnormalities or congenital malformation.
  • Suffering jaundice which require phototherapy.
  • Proven or suspected family history of allergy to cow's milk.
  • Having been treated with antibiotics or other drugs during the last three days or more prior to the commencement of the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00836771

Neonatology department, Laniado Hospital- Sanz Medical Center, .
Netanya,, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Materna Laboratories
Principal Investigator: Nehama Linder, M.D. Ph.D Neonatology department, Rabin Medical center, Petach Tikva. Israel
Principal Investigator: Raanan Shamir, M.D. Ph.D. Institute of Gastroenterology Nutrition and Liver Diseases Schneider children medical center, Petach Tikva.
Principal Investigator: Kobi Shiff, M.D. Neonatology department, Laniado Hospital- Sanz Medical Center, Netanya, Israel.
Principal Investigator: Zvi Weizman, M.D. Ph.D Department of Pediatrics, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
Principal Investigator: Uri Rubenstein, M.D clinic, 1 Yehuda Perach St., Natanya
  More Information

Responsible Party: Materna Laboratories Identifier: NCT00836771     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 80801
Study First Received: February 3, 2009
Last Updated: July 30, 2013

Keywords provided by Materna Laboratories:
Infant formula
Probiotic microorganisms
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