Breastfeeding clinical trials at UC Davis
3 research studies open to eligible people
open to eligible females
The central hypothesis guiding this project is that having mothers view live video of their babies while they are pumping increases milk volume, caloric density, and maternal pumping experience.
“Are you a breastfeeding first-time mother of a newborn infant with financial constraints? You may qualify to receive a manual breast pump.”
open to all eligible people
The primary objective of this study is to pilot an intervention of providing manual breast pumps at hospital discharge to low-income, first-time mothers and to generate initial estimates of the effect of this intervention on exclusive breastfeeding rates at 3 months (12 weeks). In this pilot study, we will compare receipt of a breast pump and brief instructions of its use to the active control of receipt of a children's book and brief instructions about reading with baby. As a secondary objective, we will investigate mothers' attitudes and opinions about the manual breast pump intervention with the goal of fine-tuning it to best fit mothers' needs before a larger, multi-center trial. To support our objectives, we will examine the following specific aims: 1. To test the intervention of providing low-income, first time mothers with a manual breast pump at hospital discharge on exclusive breastfeeding rates at 12 weeks. Hypothesis: Among low-income first-time mothers, receipt of a manual breast pump at hospital discharge will lead to improved exclusive breastfeeding rates at 12 weeks postpartum compared to receipt of a children's book. 2. To use qualitative methods to determine best practices associated with successful implementation of a breast pump intervention to improve breastfeeding rates among low-income, first-time mothers. 3. To test the effect of receiving a children's board book during the birth hospitalization on parents reading to the baby at 3 months (12 weeks).
open to eligible females ages 15-45
The purpose of this research is to determine whether there are differences in ovarian suppression between women who are feeding at the breast compared with women who are pumping. - In the main study, the aim is to compare reproductive health outcomes, including amenorrhea rates, duration of lactation, and resumption of sexual activity, between mothers who are exclusively breastfeeding (i.e. feeding at the breast) and those who are pumping after a term or preterm delivery. - In the sub-study, the aim is to determine the feasibility and acceptability of using urinary luteinizing hormone (LH) detection kits at home to detect ovulation in exclusively breastmilk feeding women.