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Feeding Infant Formula With Added Probiotics and Whey Protein Concentrate

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2017 by Arla Foods
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Arla Foods Identifier:
First received: December 12, 2012
Last updated: January 25, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
To evaluate the effects of feeding an infant formula containing L. paracasei ssp. paracasei strain F19 or Whey Protein Concentrate.

Condition Intervention
Focus on Healthy Infants
Other: Probiotic
Other: Whey protein concentrate

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Feeding Infant Formula With Added Probiotics and Whey Protein Concentrate

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Further study details as provided by Arla Foods:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Infections episodes (gastrointestinal and upper and lower respiratory infections) [ Time Frame: 4 yrs ]

Estimated Enrollment: 800
Study Start Date: December 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Probiotics F19
F19 in an infant formula
Other: Probiotic
Experimental: Whey protein concentrate
Whey protein concentrate in an infant formula
Other: Whey protein concentrate


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 2 Weeks   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion criteria (formula-fed group):

healthy infants of mothers who could not or voluntarily resigned completely from breast-feeding at infant age 14 plus/minus 3 days

Inclusion criteria (breast-fed group):

healthy infants exclusively breast-fed from birth and mothers intending to breastfeed >80% until at least 5th month of age (meaning through the 4th month of age).

Inclusion criteria (all infants):

delivered between 37 and 42 weeks of gestation birth weight >2500 g and <4000 g parent or the subject's legal representative speak and understand Chinese

Exclusion criteria (formula-fed group):

fully or partially breast-fed infants infants breast-fed >20%

Exclusion criteria (breast-fed group):

infants fed >20% infant formula

Exclusion criteria (all infants):

malformations, handicaps or congenital diseases that could affect normal feeding or growth treatment with antibiotics

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01755481

Contact: Yongmei Peng, M.D., Ph.D.,
Contact: Xiaonan Li, M.D., Ph.D.,

Department of Child Health Care, Children's Hospital, Fudan University Recruiting
Shanghai, China
Contact: Yongmei Peng, M.D., Ph.D.,   
Contact: Xiaonan Li, M.D., Ph.D.,   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Arla Foods
Principal Investigator: Yongmei Peng, M.D., Ph.D. Children's Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  More Information

Responsible Party: Arla Foods Identifier: NCT01755481     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 327727-2
Study First Received: December 12, 2012
Last Updated: January 25, 2017 processed this record on May 24, 2017