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Feeding Intervention for Infants With Crying

This study has been terminated.
(The study has been terminated as a result of low enrollment.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nestlé Identifier:
First received: November 20, 2009
Last updated: March 25, 2015
Last verified: December 2012
The purpose of the study is to assess if infants who have excessive crying and fussing have less of these symptoms when fed a formula containing a probiotic compared to those fed a standard infant formula.

Condition Intervention
Crying Other: Milk based infant formula with probiotic Other: Milk based infant formula

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effects of an Infant Formula With Probiotics on Signs and Symptoms of "Colic".

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Further study details as provided by Nestlé:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • daily total crying time [ Time Frame: 28 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Formula intake [ Time Frame: 4 days ]
  • Tolerance evaluated by stool, vomiting, spitting and flatulence frequencies [ Time Frame: 4 days ]

Enrollment: 65
Study Start Date: December 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Infant formula with probiotic
Infant formula with probiotic for 0 to 12 months of age
Other: Milk based infant formula with probiotic
formula supplied as a powder to be constituted as commercially available formula ad libitum daily 28 days duration
Placebo Comparator: Standard infant formula
Infant formula for 0 to 12 months of age
Other: Milk based infant formula
supplied as a powder to be constituted as commercially available formula ad libitum daily 28 days


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 4 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • full term infants greater than or equal to 37 wks gestation
  • 3 weeks to less than or equal to 4 months of age upon enrollment
  • experiencing ongoing crying and fussy episodes of a minimum of 3 hours of crying /day for 3 days in a week for at least one week prior to enrollment
  • otherwise healthy as reported by parent/caregiver
  • is under the care of a pediatrician or other qualified healthcare professional and has had at least one postnatal visit
  • taking no more than one feeding of breast milk per day
  • having not initiated weaning foods or beverages other than infant formula or breast milk
  • study explained and written information provided with Parent/caregiver demonstrating understanding of the given information
  • informed consent signed(parent/legal representative)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chromosomal or major congenital anomalies
  • known cow's milk allergy
  • receiving any type of therapeutic formula (including extensively hydrolyzed formula or free amino acid formula)
  • receiving an antibiotic or probiotic in the week prior to enrollment
  • complicated reflux, defined by reflux combined with inadequate growth and/or respiratory complications
  • infant's family, who in the investigator's assessment, cannot be expected to comply with the protocol
  • infant currently participating in another conflicting clinical study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01017991

United States, Arkansas
Children's Investigational Research Program, LLC
Bentonville, Arkansas, United States, 72712
United States, California
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States, 94118
United States, District of Columbia
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 2007
United States, Florida
Florida Institute for Clinical Research
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32822
United States, Indiana
Pedia Research, LLC
Newburgh, Indiana, United States, 47630
United States, Kentucky
Pedia Research
Owensboro, Kentucky, United States, 42301
United States, Nebraska
Midwest Children's Health Research Institute
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, 68504
United States, Texas
Cook Children's Medical Center
Ft. Worth, Texas, United States, 76104
Southwest Children's Research Associates, P.A.
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Michael D Cabana, MD,MPH University of California, San Francisco, USA
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nestlé Identifier: NCT01017991     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09.03.INF
Study First Received: November 20, 2009
Last Updated: March 25, 2015

Keywords provided by Nestlé:
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