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Effect of Formula on Growth of Infants From Overweight or Obese Mothers

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nestlé Identifier:
First received: January 8, 2009
Last updated: March 25, 2015
Last verified: December 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine whether infants, from overweight or obese mothers, fed a formula with proteins and calories different than a standard infant formula have a different growth

Condition Intervention
Infant Nutrition Other: standard infant formula Other: Test formula

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Effect of Protein Levels and Caloric Density on the Growth of Formula Fed Infants From Overweight or Obese Mothers

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Further study details as provided by Nestlé:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • mean weight gain [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • blood test assessments; body composition, bone density [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Enrollment: 230
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 1
Standard infant formula
Other: standard infant formula
standard infant formula given from 3 to 12 months of age, as per standard requirement
Experimental: 2
Test formula
Other: Test formula
Test formula with different protein and calorie content than standard formula, given from 3 to 12 months of age. As per standard requirement.
No Intervention: 3
Breastfeeding reference group


Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Months to 12 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy newborn infant
  • birth weight between 2500g and 4800g
  • singleton birth
  • mother's BMI before pregnancy was between 26 and 25
  • for the breastfeeding group: mother has elected to exclusively breastfeed her baby from birth to at least 6 months of age
  • for the formula groups: mother has elected to exclusively formula feed her baby from 3 to 6 months of age
  • having obtained signed informed consent of legal representative

Exclusion Criteria:

  • body weight smaller than 5th percentile for that gestational age
  • newborn whose mother has diabetes
  • newborn whose mother has a drug dependence during pregnancy
  • newborn currently participating in another trial
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00820833

Departamento de Medicina Interna, University de la Frontera
Temuco, Chile
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Jaime Inostroza, PhD Universidad de la Frontera
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Nestlé Identifier: NCT00820833     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05.29.INF
Study First Received: January 8, 2009
Last Updated: March 25, 2015

Keywords provided by Nestlé:
infant formula

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on September 19, 2017