Effects of Early Nutrition on Growth

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Institute of Child Health
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Abbott Nutrition
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: February 17, 2011
Last updated: September 29, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
The primary objective of the study is to compare the growth of infants fed standard infant formula with infants fed a reduced calorie and protein formula.

Condition Intervention Phase
Infant Newborn
Other: Human Milk
Other: Investigational infant formula
Other: Milk based standard infant formula
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Early Nutrient Intake on Growth and Body Composition

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Abbott Nutrition:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Weight gain [ Time Frame: 1- 365 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Gastrointestinal tolerance [ Time Frame: 1-365 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Infant Anthropometrics [ Time Frame: 1 - 365 days; 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Vascular [ Time Frame: at 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Maternal Anthropometrics [ Time Frame: at 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 649
Study Start Date: March 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2016
Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Human Milk
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Other: Human Milk
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Active Comparator: Milk based standard infant formula
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Other: Milk based standard infant formula
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Experimental: Milk based investigational infant formula
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Other: Investigational infant formula
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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 24 Hours
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • good health
  • singleton birth with gestational age 37-42 weeks
  • infant's birth weight >or = to 2500 grams
  • exclusive breastfeeding or exclusively formula feeding
  • within a defined geographical boundary
  • mother has no problems communicating in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • adverse maternal, fetal or infant medical history
  • congenital disease or malformation affecting growth or development
  • illness or social problems in mother or infant
  • temporary residents
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01300000

United Kingdom
MRC Childhood Nutrition Research Center, Institute of Child Health
London, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Abbott Nutrition
Institute of Child Health
Study Chair: Barbara Marriage, PhD Abbott Nutrition
  More Information

Responsible Party: Abbott Nutrition
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01300000     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AK65 
Study First Received: February 17, 2011
Last Updated: September 29, 2015
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 30, 2016