Human Milk for Congenital Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • participants needed
    150
  • sponsor
    Emory University
Updated on 27 June 2022

Summary

This study aims to identify whether an exclusive human milk diet (EHMD) would improve outcomes in neonates with congenital gastrointestinal disorders (CGD) and by facilitating an earlier transition off of parenteral nutrition (PN).

Description

Infants born with congenital gastrointestinal disorders (CGD) can be very challenging to treat. The CGD require surgery shortly after birth to correct the problems and recovery can take a long time.

During the period of time the infant's intestines are sick or don't work properly, they rely on parenteral nutrition (IV fluids containing carbohydrates, proteins and fats) to meet their nutritional needs. Being on PN for a long time requires special intravenous lines, and increases the risk of blood stream infections and can make the liver sick.

Feeding babies who have these CGD is often very difficult, as the intestine needs to adapt. It needs to make appropriately formed stool to eliminate wastes, but not lose too much water or too many electrolytes. There is often a lot of starting and stopping of feeds. Human milk (HM) is considered the ideal source of nutrition for all infants.

This study aims to identify whether an exclusive human milk diet (EHMD) would improve outcomes in neonates with congenital gastrointestinal disorders (CGD) and by facilitating an earlier transition off of parenteral nutrition (PN).

Details
Condition Congenital Gastrointestinal Disorders
Treatment breast milk, Human Milk, Human Milk
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02567292
SponsorEmory University
Last Modified on27 June 2022

Similar trials to consider

Loading...

Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 

 • 

Private

Reply by • Private
Loading...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.
Loading...

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note