The Effect of Infant Feeding on Stool Characteristics

This study has been completed.
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Mead Johnson Nutrition Identifier:
First received: July 17, 2007
Last updated: September 4, 2008
Last verified: September 2008

Infants will be fed infant formula and stool characteristics assessed.

Condition Intervention
Procedure: fecal bacteria analysis

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: The Effect of Infant Feeding on Stool Characteristics

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Further study details as provided by Mead Johnson Nutrition:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • fecal bacteria analysis [ Time Frame: 60 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Intake, tolerance, stool characteristics, anthropometrics [ Time Frame: 60 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 280
Study Start Date: August 2007
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
cow-milk based infant formula
Procedure: fecal bacteria analysis
ad lib feeding
Experimental: 2
cow milk based infant formula with prebiotics
Procedure: fecal bacteria analysis
ad lib feeding
human milk reference group
Procedure: fecal bacteria analysis
ad lib feeding


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 30 Days
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy, term infants
  • 21-30 days of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Infants with feeding difficulties
  • Use of antibiotics or steroids
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00503789

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Study Director: Deolinda Scalabrin, MD Mead Johnson Nutrition
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Responsible Party: Deolinda Scalabrin, Mead Johnson Identifier: NCT00503789     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 33715
Study First Received: July 17, 2007
Last Updated: September 4, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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