Whole Egg Powder for Breastfeeding, Exclusive

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Nutrition Research Institute, Kannapolis, NC
Whole Egg Powder - DietarySupplement
Eligibility
< 65
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Breastfeeding, Exclusive

Study Summary

Synergistic Activity of Human Milk Nutrients and Infant Cognition

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Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Whole Egg Powder will improve 1 primary outcome and 1 other outcome in patients with Breastfeeding, Exclusive. Measurement will happen over the course of 13 weeks (at 6 months of age).

Month 6
Recognition Memory in an Oddball Task
Month 5
Bayley Scales of Infant Development (BSID)

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Egg white powder
Whole egg powder
Placebo group

This trial requires 84 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Whole Egg Powder is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. Some patients will receive a placebo treatment. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Whole egg powder
DietarySupplement
Participants are given whole egg powder which contains high levels of the nutrients choline, lutein, and docosahexaenoic acid.
Egg white powder
DietarySupplement
The participants are given an egg white powder that does not contain the target nutrients (choline, lutein, and docosahexaenoic acid).

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 weeks (at 4.5 months of age)
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 6 weeks (at 4.5 months of age) for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
C. C.
Prof. Carol Cheatham, PhD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Closest Location

Nutrition Research Institute - Kannapolis, NC

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 65 and younger. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
infant is 12-15 weeks of age at enrollment
You are a healthy, lactating woman. show original
gave birth at >38 weeks gestation without remarkable incident
You are consuming less than 50% of the recommended amounts of DHA, choline, and lutein. show original

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Can breastfeeding, exclusive be cured?

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Breastfeeding should be exclusive while the child or women continue to feed. If breastfeeding is discontinued early after the age of 48 months, recurrence is common.

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How many people get breastfeeding, exclusive a year in the United States?

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Approximately 2.5 million women initiate breastfeeding, and 1.6 million mothers initiate exclusive breastfeeding for their infants. As such, around 36% of all women of breastfeeding age in the United States are current breastfeeders.

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What is breastfeeding, exclusive?

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Breastfeeding, exclusive, is the practice of breastfeeding for at least 6 months. While it can be done for as long as the mother and infant want, at 6 months it is important that mothers breastfeed their infants exclusively, that is, only feeding breast milk directly from the mother's breasts.

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What causes breastfeeding, exclusive?

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The data presented here show that there are significant associations between maternal variables and breastfeeding, breast feeding exclusive and breast milk composition. These associations persist with adjustment for child characteristics. The findings are consistent with the importance of the mother in exclusive breastfeeding and support interventions that target child and mother in the promotion of exclusive mother-only feeding and the promotion of breastfeeding duration.

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What are common treatments for breastfeeding, exclusive?

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Breastfeeding can be done by most mothers in this region, but is not as common as previously believed. In general, many mothers who breastfeed wish to avoid the breast pump and it is believed that the mother can control her own infant feeding method through breastfeeding. Nevertheless, the majority of the mothers who breastfeed use the breast pump in combination with breastfeeding at some stage. There is a lack of education regarding how to properly breastfeed, which could be a cause of the low breastfeeding rate in this region. This could be improved by educating women on appropriate breastfeeding methods and providing mothers with the requisite tools for nursing their infants. If mothers are unsure of breastfeeding, they should be encouraged to seek professional help for their breastfeeding issues.

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What are the signs of breastfeeding, exclusive?

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Breastfed babies may sometimes have issues related to exclusive breastfeeding such as sore nipples or discomfort with the nipple. Sometimes it may even be needed for the newborn to stop breast feeding for a week to make the nipple heal (see below and Figure).\n\nThe first few days after giving birth are the most crucial times for exclusive breast feeding with regard to the establishment of an optimal breast feeding style; it is crucial to keep breast feeding as the mother believes it as the safest method to assure the survival of the infant. The method may vary depending on the mother’s own wishes, her personal beliefs, and the breastfeeding support that she has available.

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What is whole egg powder?

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The high calcium content of whole egg powder is a great advantage in the treatment of anemia. This dietary supplement, in combination with blood transfusions, is an efficient and simple method for a safe and rapid recovery of health in anemic people.

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Is whole egg powder safe for people?

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The study did not identify any harmful effect from whole egg powder, and further research is required to identify the risk of adverse effects from whole egg powder ingestion.

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How serious can breastfeeding, exclusive be?

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The degree to which women breastfeeding exclusively felt that they were a 'normal, healthy, and caring parent' was associated with the degree of satisfaction with their infant-fed parenting and in the breastfed participants who were breastfed exclusively.

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating breastfeeding, exclusive?

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There has been very limited research investigating the treatment of breastfeeding, exclusive to look at any risks associated with breastfeeding, Exclusive or otherwise. There have not been any medications developed to treat this condition, with only topical medications being available to treat the pain, if any. The limited research focused on post-partum treatment of breastfeeding, exclusive in the last ten years, suggests that there is limited evidence for the management of the condition. However, to further research this condition into the best ways of managing this condition, Exclusive, can help to generate more evidence for clinicians to treatment, Exclusive, of breastfeeding.

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Who should consider clinical trials for breastfeeding, exclusive?

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This paper presents five major barriers to women taking part in clinical trials. These barriers must be overcome before meaningful conclusions can be drawn. More research is urgently needed if breast-fed women want to participate in clinical trials as many women are not accessing the evidence needed to make informed decision making to breastfeed, and to continue. In the context of clinical trials, the concept of 'consent' is critical to ensuring women take part in trials.

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What does whole egg powder usually treat?

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The use of whole egg powder as a medical treatment for a variety of problems and conditions, is a significant contribution to medical care in many countries.

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