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Early Breast Feeding and Glucose Levels in High Risk Newborns

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00332449
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2008 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 1, 2006
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2008
Information provided by:
Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Early breast feeding has shown to be important to mother-infant bonding and is associated with longer duration of breast feeding. However, little data is available regarding its contribution to glucose levels in the newborn infants. Newborns that are at risk to develop hypoglycemia may benefit from early breast feeding if this appears to prevent post-partum hypoglycemia.

Condition or disease
Neonatal Hypoglycemia

Detailed Description:
Mothers will be encouraged to breast feed early after delivery (at the delivery room). Data of high risk babies for developing post partum hypoglycemia (Infants of diabetic mothers, infants of hypertensive mothers, infants with birth weight more than 4 Kg or less than 2.5 Kg and infants with meconium stained amniotic fluid)will be recorded including maternal breast feeding times and quality of feeding. Glucose levels shall be routinely monitored and recorded at the neonatal department. A comparison of all data will be made between those newborns that breast feed after labor and those who were not.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Does Early Breast Feeding Prevents Neonatal Hypoglycemia in High Risk Newborns
Study Start Date : June 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2008

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. normal neonatal glucose levels [ Time Frame: 2 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Hypoglycemia prevention [ Time Frame: 2 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 1 Day   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
primary clinic clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Newborns to diabetic mothers
  • Newborns to hypertensive mothers
  • Newborns with birth weight greater than 4 Kg or less than 2.5 Kg
  • Newborns with meconium stained amniotic fluid

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Newborns with major congenital malformation
  • Preterm babies
  • Newborns with post-birth distress

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00332449

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Contact: Ayala Maayan, MD 972-3-530-2043

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Sheba Medical Center - Neonatal Department Recruiting
Ramat Gan, Tel-Hashomer, Israel, 52621
Contact: Ayala Maayan, MD    972-3-530-2451   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Ayala Maayan-Metzger, MD Sheba Medical Center

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Responsible Party: Dr. Ayala Maayan, Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT00332449    
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-06-4112-AM-CTIL
First Posted: June 1, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2008
Last Verified: April 2008
Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
early breast feeding
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases