The Breast Milk Omega-3 Study - Seeking Adelaide mums

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The Breast Milk Omega-3 Study - Seeking Adelaide mums

Post by mooki » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:16 pm

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute's new study aims to find out how much omega-3 gets absorbed into breastmilk. If you’re planning to, or are, breastfeeding your baby, you could help SAHMRI discover how effectively omega-3 supplements are processed and transferred into breast milk.

* We are looking for breastfeeding mums with babies >4 weeks and up to 12 months (can be exclusively or partially breastfeeding)

* women are ineligible if they are already taking an omega-3 supplement, but if the supplement they’re taking is <250mg/day then they can participate if they are willing to stop (4 weeks before starting the trial)

* women will be randomised into either an omega-3 or olive oil (control) group and take 2 capsules per day for four weeks

* women will take finger prick blood samples and breastmilk samples at home during the 4 weeks of the trial (once a day for the first week and twice a week for the next three weeks)

* women will attend two appointments - one at enrolment and one at the end of the trial (at Women’s and Children’s Hospital or at their home) and phone calls/emails weekly just to check up in between and answer a few questions

* women receive $50 for being a participant at the end of the trial

If you or someone you know are interested in taking part in their study, simply email katie.wood@sahmri.com or call 0414 625 989. More details can be found here - http://bit.ly/2fwwWia

ABA Research Approval Number 2017-4. Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN) Human Research Ethics Committtee Approval Number HREC/17/WCHN/37

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