Jean Brown Research is looking for expectant mothers who are interested in joining an infant formula research study that will evaluate the effectiveness of low-lactose infant formula. Low-lactose baby formula is a cow’s milk-based formula that has the lactose removed and replaced with glucose polymers. Babies who participate in the study must be healthy, full-term infants to be eligible.
Newborns’ ideal food source is breast milk. However, there are many circumstances when it difficult or not an option for mothers to breastfeed. If there are cases a mother does not or cannot breast fed her baby, infant formula is a healthy and safe alternative.
The infant foods industry is constantly studying ways to produce better foods. There is an extensive process in place to research and develop new baby formulas. All baby formula is manufactured and formulated according to strict nutritional and hygiene standards. Teams of specialists such as pediatricians, nutritionists, dietitians, microbiologists, food technologists, toxicologists and experts in regulatory affairs are involved in the process.
There are several stages in research and development. First, researchers must identify a particular nutritional need in infants and young children. For instance, infants who are sensitive to lactose and are experiencing feeding problems like fussiness, crying, bloating, gas, or diarrhea. Researchers must then design a product to meet that need, source the right ingredients, manufacture a prototype product and conduct clinical studies in this age group.
These clinical studies are set up to determine how effective the infant formula is in reducing the problems with lactose formula. When the formula has been tested, it will then be made available to the public for consumption. Babies are needed for this infant formula clinical study. This formula has been created by a well-known national formula manufacturer, so any baby who participates will receive the necessary nutritional benefits of any formula that is sold in the stores. If your child is selected to participate in the Jean Brown Research study, your baby will receive free low-lactose infant formula for the duration of the study, health care as it relates to the study and up to $350 in compensation for time and travel.
If you or someone you know is interested in the baby formula study, please contact Jean Brown Research or visit their website. A referral fee will be provided to you if you refer someone who is accepted into the clinical study and enrolls.