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 email@example.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
If you would like to ask ABA members and readers of this forum for help with your research, please seek permission from the Breastfeeding Information and Research team - firstname.lastname@example.org Approved requests will then be forwarded on by the BIR team to ABA-Admin for posting here.
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