Happy Tummies

The Happy Tummies Study

The Happy Tummies Study is a nutrition research study designed to look at the gut health and immune systems of infants that are fed exclusively breast-milk, Similac Advance, or Similac Soy Isomil formula during the first 3 months of life. Mom and baby will attend 1 study visit when baby is 3 months old. At this visit we will ask medical history questions, obtain some body temperature and composition measurements on baby, and perform blood, urine, stool, and cheek swab collection. The visit will last about 4 hours. We will also ask mom to complete a 3-day food record and provide a breast milk sample if breast-feeding. At the second visit we will ask mom to bring back the completed food records, breast milk sample, and stool samples. To thank you for your participation, a 3-month supply of diapers will be provided.

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Happy Tummies is a research study conducted by V. Laxmi Yeruva, Ph.D. which has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences.