I'm combi-feeding at present and at my checkup with my GP I was asked if I would let LO be part of a 'milk matters' trial that is being carried out by a research team in conjuntion with the medical council at our hospital. It involves babies who are being fed any formula and their aim is to see if at 1 year old are formula fed babies overweight and experienced more issues than EBF babies. It involves being weighed 3 times before she is one and at 12 months having an ultrasound of her stomach. Would you let your LO take part?
It sounds harmless so it really comes down to whether you want to be bothered with taking your LO in to be weighed and having the ultrasound done. Sounds like you will have to take time out of your schedule for them to be able to do this trial so you'll be doing the running around for them. So if that doesn't bother you, then why not?
I would. I already signed up for the AED registry, due to being on anti-epileptics while pregnant, and I'd do any other studies I qualified for too.
They can't really do trials on pregnant women and young babies ethically, so they have to rely on people who are already using (whatever) and hope they volunteer to be studied. I see no reason not to do it if you're already using (whatever) it'll only help future moms and babies.
I would participate. I took my LO in at 4weeks to let medical students have a look at her as I am of the belief that how will anyone ever learn if no one helps them. They were lovely and asked loads of questions about her general day to day and well being. When she cried they stroked her hand and hushed her...it was lovely we even got a thank you card for taking her in
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