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Probiotic Formula and Infant Growth

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nestlé Identifier:
First received: November 14, 2011
Last updated: November 3, 2014
Last verified: November 2014
This is a growth study of full-term, formula-fed infants randomized to receive a partially hydrolyzed whey protein formula with and without probiotics for the first four months of life. It is hypothesized that there will be no difference in growth between the two groups.

Condition Intervention
Healthy Other: Control infant formula Other: Test infant formula

Study Type: Interventional

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Further study details as provided by Nestlé:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • growth [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    weight gain assessed monthly

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • other growth [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Length, head circumference will be measured at monthly visits

  • adverse events [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    all adverse events will be documented throughout the study

  • stool characteristics [ Time Frame: throughout study ]
    stool frequency, color, consistency

  • spit-up [ Time Frame: throughout study ]
    frequency of spit-up as reported by caregivers

  • vomit [ Time Frame: throughout study ]
    frequency of vomitting as reported by caregivers

Study Start Date: December 2011
Study Completion Date: October 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: control infant formula
partially hydrolyzed whey infant formula
Other: Control infant formula
partially hydrolyzed whey infant formula consumed ad libitum throughout study
Experimental: test infant formula
partially hydrolyzed whey infant formula with probiotic
Other: Test infant formula
partially hydrolyzed whey formula with probiotic


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 17 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy newborn infant
  • Full-term
  • Birth weight > 2500 and < 4500 g
  • 14±3 days of age on enrollment
  • Exclusively formula-fed, singleton birth
  • Having obtained his/her legal representative's informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known or suspected cow-milk allergy
  • Congenital illness or malformation that may affect infant feeding and/or growth
  • Significant prenatal and/or postnatal disease
  • Any readmission to hospital prior to enrollment
  • Receiving prescription medication or frequent use of over the counter medications except vitamin and mineral supplements
  • Has received intravenous antibiotic therapy or oral probiotic in the last 7 days
  • Currently participating in another clinical study
  • Cannot be expected to comply with treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01476397

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PMG Research of Bristol
Bristol, Tennessee, United States, 37620
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Pediatric Healthcare of Northwest Houston
Tomball, Texas, United States, 77375
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Advanced Pediatrics
Vienna, Virginia, United States, 22180
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nestlé Identifier: NCT01476397     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10.01.US.INF
Study First Received: November 14, 2011
Last Updated: November 3, 2014

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formula-fed infants processed this record on September 19, 2017