"Breastfeeding at AU" Apple-Based Smartphone Application for Breast Feeding

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Augusta University, Augusta, GA
"Breastfeeding at AU" Apple-Based Smartphone Application - Other
Eligibility
Any Age
Female
Eligible conditions
Breast Feeding

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a smartphone application can help women who are breastfeeding.

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Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether "Breastfeeding at AU" Apple-Based Smartphone Application will improve 1 primary outcome and 1 secondary outcome in patients with Breast Feeding. Measurement will happen over the course of 6 months after delivery.

6 months after delivery
Breastfeeding Rates
6 months postpartum.
Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Rates

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control
Experimental Arm

This trial requires 100 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. "Breastfeeding At AU" Apple-Based Smartphone Application is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Experimental Arm
Other
The participant will receive usual breastfeeding care such as counseling by her physician, access to lactation consults, nursing assistance in the hospital, access to our online resources. The participant will also receive the Apple breastfeeding application in the office once enrolled in the study between 32 to 36 weeks gestation. The participant will be taught how to use the application, and will have access to the study to continue use throughout the duration of follow-up.
ControlNo treatment in the control group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

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

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
C. Z.
Prof. Carolyn Zahler-Miller, Assistant Professor
Augusta University

Closest Location

Augusta University - Augusta, GA

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for female patients of any age. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Primiparous and multiparous females receiving prenatal care at Augusta University Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic at 32 through 36 weeks gestation.
No documented anatomic differences in mother's chest anatomy.
Access to the internet via an Apple® device (such as i-phone or i-pad).
Delivery at Augusta University Medical Center

Patient Q&A Section

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

What are the signs of breast feeding?

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Children's appetite returns immediately after discontinuing breastfeeding, as do their digestive and metabolic processes. Breast feeding is beneficial both for the mother as well as for the child. A balanced composition of breastfeeding mothers' diets is important in the development of infants; however, insufficient or excessive postpartum intake can cause serious health problems in the long-term.

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What are common treatments for breast feeding?

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The choice of breastfeeding in neonate and breast-feeder is dependent on a patient's desire, medical history, cost and comfort, maternal preference and their family's cultural preference. There are many options such as Exclusive Breastfeeding, Exclusive Plus, Exclusive Plus Plus, Exclusive Plus Plus Plus and Exclusive Plus Plus Plus Plus.

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How many people get breast feeding a year in the United States?

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported in November 2019 that 41.8% of mothers and 25.1% of first time breast feeding mothers in the United States initiate breast feeding within the first hour from the baby’s birth. A study conducted in the United States’ National Center of Health Statistics in December 2019 found that 44.0% of American women breastfeed with an increasing percentage among women of advancing age.\n

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What is breast feeding?

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As human breast feeding is associated with health benefits and with positive social attitudes, more information, both public and health workers should be provided about breast feeding so that its benefits may be better received, and so that barriers may be diminished. Moreover, to ensure the continuation of breast feeding, in particular, mothers of daughters living at home should be urged to do so.

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What causes breast feeding?

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A simple, cost-effective intervention of a few weeks duration could potentially be used to increase levels of breast feeding by nearly 20%. This would result in health benefits to mothers and infants in addition to being environmentally conscious and is an application of the principles of participatory design.

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Can breast feeding be cured?

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All the infants developed colic before 4 months of age. A high percentage of infants developed milk [allergy](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/allergy). However, when a high percentage of the infants started to breastfeed, milk consumption was normal in more than 90% of the infants. The colic symptoms were not found to be caused by milk allergy, but to be caused by other aspects of breast feeding.

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What is the average age someone gets breast feeding?

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When it comes to breast feeding, we are in the beginning of a new era of breastfeeding. Most mothers who are trying to breast feed are trying to initiate this practice before 20 weeks. This is just one of the many factors that contribute to the decision of whether or not to breast feed. Other factors that must be taken into account when contemplating the choice of breast sucking include the mother's motivation as well as the mother's social background and the mother's emotional state.

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Is "breastfeeding at au" apple-based smartphone application safe for people?

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The Apple-based app is considered safe, but the lack of rigorous studies on safety of the app limits conclusive evidence, particularly for users for whose breastfeeding is considered at risk. Studies addressing these issues are urgently needed.

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How does "breastfeeding at au" apple-based smartphone application work?

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Data from a recent study of adolescent breastfeeding demonstrated that the Apple-mobile app, 'Apple Breastfeed', was useful to recruit mothers to breastfeed their infants, and that breastfeeding duration increases progressively from the beginning to the end of the study period. The use of the app was simple and user-friendly for participants.

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Has "breastfeeding at au" apple-based smartphone application proven to be more effective than a placebo?

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Although the use of the app was not able to demonstrate efficacy, significant differences in breastfeeding duration were found between users and the control group.

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Is "breastfeeding at au" apple-based smartphone application typically used in combination with any other treatments?

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[Appreciating that the available randomized trials could not prove any superiority of an app in combination with a conventional care to a conventional care alone] we find no strong evidence for combination of an infant Formula and/or formula for other than the combination of a nurse-led video conference call and app.

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What does "breastfeeding at au" apple-based smartphone application usually treat?

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Breastfeeding at au apple-based smartphone application does not necessarily treat mastitis. This app does not have an evidence-based approach that provides evidence-based advice to breastfeeding mothers.

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