Last updated on February 2019

Growth of Healthy Term Infants Fed a Partially Hydrolyzed Follow-up Formula


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Growth | growth aspects
  • Age: - 1 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion criteria:

  1. Having obtained his/her parents' (or his/her legally accepted representative's [LAR's]) written informed consent and having evidence of personally signed and dated informed consent document indicating that the infant's parents/LAR have been informed of all pertinent aspects of the study.
  2. Age 14 days after birth (date of birth = Day 0).
  3. Full-term gestational birth ( 37 and 42 weeks).
  4. Weight at birth 2500 g and 4200 g
  5. Born to mothers with (normal) pre-pregnancy BMI 18.5 to < 26 kg/m2.
  6. For formula-fed infants: born to mothers who independently elected, before study enrollment, not to breastfeed, but having received any HM is permitted (not applicable for infants in the HM-fed group)
  7. For HM-fed infants: mothers intend to provide breast milk until age 6 months
  8. Infant's parent(s)/LAR is of legal age of consent, has sufficient command of the French language to complete the informed consent and other study documents, and is willing and able to fulfill the requirements of the study protocol.
  9. Infant's parent(s)/LAR is able to be contacted directly by telephone throughout the study.

Exclusion criteria:

  1. Born to mothers with hormonal or metabolic disease (e.g. Type-1, Type-2, or gestational diabetes diagnosed according to standardized criteria).
  2. Born to mothers who smoked > 10 cigarettes per day during pregnancy.
  3. Born to mothers who used illicit drugs (e.g. marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, or heroin) or alcohol (> 3 alcoholic beverages per week) during pregnancy.
  4. Cognitive or physical developmental disorders (e.g., malabsorptive disorders such as short bowel syndrome; neurological and congenital disorders that may delay growth such as cerebral palsy, agenesis of the corpus callosum, spina bifida, Down syndrome, Cri Du Chat; disorders that may lead to obesity such as Prader Willi syndrome, Angelman syndrome; other renal, hepatic, pancreatic, or cardiovascular disorders).
  5. Participation in any other clinical trial prior to enrollment.
  6. Infants or infant's family who in the Investigator's judgment cannot be expected to comply with the protocol or study procedures.

Recruitment Status: Open


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