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Do Isreali Infants of Ethiopian Origin Mother Regurgitate More Than Other Infants?

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01185327
First Posted: August 19, 2010
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2011
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Information provided by:
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
  Purpose

Nursing team of well baby nursery at Hillel Yaffe medical center in Hadera, Israel have noticed that infant of Ethiopian-origin mothers regurgitate more than other infants. Probably, these infants are breastfeed much more than other infants.

Some Ethiopian-origin mothers are used to eat teff-flower porridge during the last weeks of pregnancy and after birth, in order to expand milk production.

Study goal is to find out if infants of Ethiopian-origin mother do regurgitate more than others, and if they weight gain is similar to other infants. Another goal is to find out if breastfeeding mothers of Ethiopian origin do eat that porridge, and if there is any difference between those who do eat that porridge and those who do not.


Condition Intervention
Rumination Behavioral: Breastfeeding

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Do Isreali Infants of Ethiopian Origin Mother Regurgitate More Than Other Infants?

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Further study details as provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • % weight decrease [ Time Frame: First week of life ]
    Proportion of minimal weight during hospitalization to birth weight


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of regurgitations per day [ Time Frame: First week of life ]

Enrollment: 220
Study Start Date: August 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Study
Infants to Israeli Ethiopian-origin Mothers
Behavioral: Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding
Control
Infants to Israeli non-Ethiopian-origin mothers
Behavioral: Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding

Detailed Description:

Nursing team of well baby nursery at Hillel Yaffe medical center in Hadera, Israel have noticed that infant of Ethiopian-origin mothers regurgitate more than other infants. Probably, these infants are breastfeed much more than other infants.

Some Ethiopian-origin mothers are used to eat teff-flower porridge during the last weeks of pregnancy and after birth, in order to expand milk production.

Study goal is to find out if infants of Ethiopian-origin mother do regurgitate more than others, and if they weight gain is similar to other infants. Another goal is to find out if breastfeeding mothers of Ethiopian origin do eat that porridge, and if there is any difference between those who do eat that porridge and those who do not.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 7 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Infants born at Hillel Yaffe medical center during 2009
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Infants born at Hillel Yaffe medical center during 2009 (To Ethiopian origin mother in study group, and to non-Ethiopian origin mothers in control group)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Infants who were transferred to NICU for any reason.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01185327


Locations
Israel
Hillel Yaffe medical center
Hadera, Israel, 38100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Erez Nadir, MD Hillel Yaffe medical center, Hadera, Israel
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Erez Nadir, MD, Hillel Yaffe medical center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01185327     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0066-10-HYMC-CTIL
First Submitted: August 17, 2010
First Posted: August 19, 2010
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

Keywords provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:
Regurgitation
Infants to Israeli Ethiopian-origin mothers