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Efficacy Assessment of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in the Suboptimal Breastfeeding Behaviour (NEOSTEO)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01890668
First Posted: July 2, 2013
Last Update Posted: November 28, 2016
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nantes University Hospital
  Purpose

Breastfeeding is one of the prime factors of long-term health protection in newborns, for nutritional, immunological and developmental reasons. In France there is a wide inter-regional variability of breastfeeding rates at discharge. This variability associates different factors involving both, mothers, birth conditions, newborns and mother-child couple. Some approaches, including osteopathy, aim to support early breastfeeding difficulties. As many others non-conventional medicines, there is a huge and growing interest for this alternative therapy and a spontaneous recourse in the first months of life. Nevertheless, neither efficacy nor the benefits have been studied. Thus, our objective is to evaluate for the first time in France, in a randomized, double-blinded design, the efficacy of early osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), in suboptimal breastfeeding behaviour healthy newborns.

128 couples mother-child will be randomized in two groups: with or without osteopathic intervention on the newborn.


Condition Intervention
Breast Feeding, Exclusive Other: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Other: No Osteopathic manipulative Treatment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy Assessment of Early Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in the Management of Suboptimal Breastfeeding Behaviour in Healthy Newborns. A Prospective Monocentric Randomized Double-blinded Study.

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Further study details as provided by Nantes University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy assessment of osteopathic treatment on breastfeeding failure at 1 month of life. [ Time Frame: at 1 month of life. ]
    compare of breastfeeding failure percentage at one month of life between the two arms


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Compare IBFAT score (Infant Breast Feeding Assessment Tool score) [ Time Frame: at 10 days of life ]
    compare the IBFAT score between the two consultation Cs1(day 3) and Cs2 (day 10)

  • Maternal satisfaction assessment [ Time Frame: at one month of life ]
    assessment of maternal satisfaction between the Cs1, Cs2 and the visit at one month, by VAS

  • Safety assessment measured by per-treatment DAN score [ Time Frame: at 3 days of life ]
  • Preventive efficacy of osteopathic treatment on nipple cracks, measured by the number of nipple cracks [ Time Frame: at one month of life ]
  • Description of newborns behaviour during the first month of life (sleeping/awakening rhythm, cries and breastfeeding durations etc…) according treatment arm. [ Time Frame: at one month of life ]
  • Description of breastfeeding initiation during the first month of life. [ Time Frame: at one month of life ]
  • Assessment of differential efficacy according osteopathic practitioner profile (age/experience, perinatal specialization…) [ Time Frame: at 10 days of life ]
  • Description of osteopathic dysfunctions frequencies diagnosed by osteopath. [ Time Frame: at 10 days of life ]
  • Safety assessment measured by per-treatment DAN score [ Time Frame: at 10 days of life ]
  • Curative efficacy of osteopathic treatment on nipple cracks, measured by the number of nipple cracks [ Time Frame: at one month of life ]

Enrollment: 128
Study Start Date: July 2013
Study Completion Date: September 2016
Primary Completion Date: September 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
Randomization and first OMT will take place at discharge (Day 3); second osteopathic therapy will be performed by the same osteopath practitioner at Day10.
Other: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Visit 1 between H60 and discharge :

Interview (pregnancy step, initiation of breastfeeding, baby posture…) Osteopathic Clinical exam (osteopathic specific diagnosis, mobility…) Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment by sweet osteopathic mobilization Time of intervention = 30 to 45 min Visit 2 : 7 days after visit 1 (+/- 24H) with the same procedure

To keep the blinded procedure the interventions will be realized behind a screen, allowing interactions with parents but depriving their visibility.

A telephone contact will be perform at M1 (one month of life) to assess breastfeeding persistence and collect questionnaire data.

Two others telephone contacts will be perform at 3 months and 6 months to precise breastfeeding interruption date.

The follow-up for each patient is 6 months

Placebo Comparator: Control group
Control group consists in classical medical and paramedical breastfeeding support. OMT on the newborn will be realized by osteopath dissimulated behind a screen. Placebo OMT consists to mimic, without the knowledge of parents, osteopathic techniques on a dolly.
Other: No Osteopathic manipulative Treatment

Visit 1 between H60 and discharge :

Interview (pregnancy steps, initiation of breastfeeding, baby posture…) Osteopathic Clinical exam and Treatment will not be realized. Newborn will be undressed, lying naked (covered with polar sheet) on the exam table, dissimulated to parents by adequate screen. The osteopathic procedure will take place on a dolly to mimic from an indiscernible manner, osteopathic management.

Time of intervention = 30 to 45 min Visit 2: 7 days after visit 1 (+/- 24H) with the same procedure.

To keep the blinded procedure the interventions will be realized behind a screen, allowing interactions with parents but depriving their visibility.

A telephone contact will be perform at M1 (one month of life) to assess breastfeeding persistence and collect questionnaire data.

Two others telephone contacts will be perform at 3 months and 6 months to precise breastfeeding interruption date.

The follow-up for each patient is 6 months


  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 4 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy newborn ≥ 38 weeks of gestation,
  • Suboptimal breastfeeding behavior defined by an IBFATmax score <10 after 2 assessments.(IBFATmax score = maximal score of Infant Breast Feeding Assessment Tool)
  • And/ or presence of persistent severe pain (VAS> 5) at hospital discharge,
  • And / or the presence of nipples cracks, grades 2-5 on the NTS scale
  • Maternal Project of exclusive breastfeeding.
  • Parental informed and consent form signed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prematurity defined by a gestation <38 weeks
  • Hypotrophy
  • Maternal obesity (BMI>40)
  • Multiple pregnancy
  • Congenital malformation
  • Neonatal pathology incompatible with efficient lactation initiation.
  • Mothers minor or major and / or under guardianship and / or with poor understanding of French language
  • Previous history of maternal breast surgery or umbilicated nipple
  • IBFAT score max >10 on at least one of the two assessment at Day3.
  • Medical contraindication to osteopathy: bone injury (fracture), tendon or ligament (sprain, dislocation etc ...) in the newborn incompatible with effective mobilization.
  • Parental consent withdrawal.
  • Neonatal pathology incompatible with breastfeeding follow-up in the first month of life.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01890668


Locations
France
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes - Hôpital Mère-Enfant
Nantes, France, 44093
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nantes University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jean-Baptiste MULLER, Doctor Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes, France
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nantes University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01890668     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RC12_0379
First Submitted: June 21, 2013
First Posted: July 2, 2013
Last Update Posted: November 28, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016

Keywords provided by Nantes University Hospital:
Breastfeeding behaviour
OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment)
suboptimal infant breastfeeding behaviour
healthy newborns