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Development of allergies in babies

Research Question:
Does breast milk change a baby's immune system and and whether they develop allergies?

Basic Study Information

The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of breast milk immune factors on allergy risk. The immune system protects us from getting diseases, working throughout the body, including secretions such as saliva and breast milk and in the normal bacteria in the stomach and intestines. A baby's immune system develops over time and maybe impacted by the breast milk they consume. By comparing saliva, breast milk (if applicable)and stool, we can study differences among a group of infants at higher risk of developing allergies.

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Study Reference #: 65265

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher: Kirsi Jarvinen-seppo

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Miranda Klein
Phone: (585) 275-4640

Additional Study Details

Study Details:
18 years of age or older and pregnant? Have allergies or other children with allergies(peanut/food allergies, pet or season)? Are willing to take a survey, donate a small amount of breast milk, saliva, urine, stool, blood and allow your skin to be swabbed with a Q-tip? Have your baby donate stool, saliva, blood and allow his/her skin, cheek and nose to be swabbed with a Q-tip? Have the dust in your home monitored?

Number of Visits:  6 to 10
Parking:  Reimbursed
Transportation Coverage:  Yes
Reimbursement:  Yes
Payment Details:  up to 300 dollars total

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