Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed

Inclusion Criterias

full-term babies whose mothers have no known medical conditions or complications during pregnancy.
full-term babies whose mothers have no known medical conditions or complications during pregnancy.

Exclusion Criterias

preterm babies
babies whose mothers have significant medical conditions and/or significant complications during pregnancy.
preterm babies
babies whose mothers have significant medical conditions and/or significant complications during pregnancy.

Summary

Conditions
Infant Development
Type
Observational
Design
  • Observational Model: Cohort
  • Time Perspective: Prospective

Participation Requirements

Age
Younger than 4 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

The purpose is to study the effect of infant nutrition on brain development, as measured using Magnetic Resonance (MR) techniques. The investigators will collect detailed information about the diet of each of the infants, and seek to correlate this information with multiple MR measurements, includin...

The purpose is to study the effect of infant nutrition on brain development, as measured using Magnetic Resonance (MR) techniques. The investigators will collect detailed information about the diet of each of the infants, and seek to correlate this information with multiple MR measurements, including structural imaging, diffusion imaging, and functional connectivity. The MR scans will be performed at birth and 3 months of age. Dietary information collected will include detailed food diaries describing the feeding habits of the infants, and food frequency questionnaires to characterize the diet of the mother.

Inclusion Criterias

full-term babies whose mothers have no known medical conditions or complications during pregnancy.
full-term babies whose mothers have no known medical conditions or complications during pregnancy.

Exclusion Criterias

preterm babies
babies whose mothers have significant medical conditions and/or significant complications during pregnancy.
preterm babies
babies whose mothers have significant medical conditions and/or significant complications during pregnancy.

Locations

Waltham, Massachusetts, 02453
Waltham, Massachusetts, 02453

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT02058225
Collaborators
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: P Ellen Grant, MD Boston Children's Hospital
  • P Ellen Grant, MD Boston Children's Hospital