Cereals as a Source of Iron for Breastfed Infants (Bfe03B)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 11, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 11, 2009
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research study is to determine whether the type of iron in infant cereals makes a differance in how well the cereal helps infants remain free of iron deficiency.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Iron Deficiency Dietary Supplement: electrolytic iron Dietary Supplement: ferrous fumarate Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 111 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Breast Feeding and Iron: Comparison of Cereals Fortified With Different Forms of Iron
Study Start Date : July 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breastfeeding Iron

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Cereal L
Rice cereal with electrolytic iron
Dietary Supplement: electrolytic iron
1/4 a cup of cereal fortified with electrolytic iron per day between the ages of 112 days and 280 days of age

Active Comparator: Cereal M
Rice cereal with ferrous fumarate
Dietary Supplement: ferrous fumarate
1/4 cup of cereal fortified with ferrous fumarate to be fed per day between ages of 112 days and 280 days of age

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. plasma ferritin [ Time Frame: 280 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. hemoglobin [ Time Frame: 280 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 1 Year   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • exclusively breastfed
  • birth weight between 2500 and 4200g
  • gestational age >36 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • supplementing formula
  • no iron drops

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00841061

United States, Iowa
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Ekhard E Ziegler, MD University of Iowa

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. Ekhard E. Ziegler, University of Iowa Identifier: NCT00841061     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B530500
First Posted: February 11, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2009
Last Verified: January 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Anemia, Hypochromic
Hematologic Diseases
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Ferrous fumarate
Trace Elements
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs