Prenatal Breastfeeding Education to Reduce Nipple Pain (BEST)

This study has been completed.
Association of American Medical Colleges
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University of California, Davis Identifier:
First received: March 22, 2010
Last updated: June 21, 2010
Last verified: June 2010

This study is a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches to prenatal teaching of infant latch.

Condition Intervention
Nipple Pain During Lactation
Behavioral: Education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prenatal Breastfeeding Education to Reduce Nipple Pain

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Davis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Nipple pain day 3 postpartum [ Time Frame: Day 3 postpartum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Breastfeeding status day 30 postpartum [ Time Frame: Day 30 postpartum ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Education on Infant-led latching Behavioral: Education
Education on Infant-led latching
No Intervention: Standard education


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women who intend to breastfeed their infants
  • Single infant
  • Resides in catchment area
  • Has phone
  • Speaks English
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01092156

United States, California
Sutter Davis Hospital
Davis, California, United States, 95616
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Davis
Association of American Medical Colleges
Principal Investigator: Caroline J Chantry, M.D. University of California, Davis
Principal Investigator: Kathryn G Dewey, Ph.D. University of California, Davis
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Caroline J. Chantry, University of California, Davis Identifier: NCT01092156     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200614137-5, MM-0844-05/05
Study First Received: March 22, 2010
Last Updated: June 21, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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Nipple pain during lactation processed this record on September 03, 2015