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To assess the efficacy of a theory-based behavioural intervention to prevent rapid weight gain in formula milk-fed infants.
In this single (assessor) blind, randomised controlled trial, 669 healthy full-term infants receiving formula milk within 14 weeks of birth were individually randomised to intervention (n=340) or attention-matched control (n=329) groups. The intervention aimed to reduce formula milk intakes, and promote responsive feeding and growth monitoring to prevent rapid weight gain (≥+0.67 SD scores (SDS)). It was delivered to mothers by trained facilitators up to infant age 6 months through three face-to-face contacts, two telephone contacts and written materials.
Dr Raj Lakshman – University of Cambridge
Professor Ken Ong – University of Cambridge
Prof Simon Griffin – University of Cambridge
Dr Ed Wilson – University of Cambridge
Dr Wendy Hardeman – University of East Anglia
Dr Simon Cohn – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Unit led study with responsibility for data.
This work was supported by MRC National Prevention Research Initiative Grant Reference MR/J000361/.
Data and Intervention materials available on request.
Trial registration number ISRCTN20814693.
The Baby Milk trial was funded by the National Prevention Research Initiative (Grant no. MR/J000361/1). The work was undertaken under the auspices of the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence and the MRC Epidemiology Unit.