*Recruitment Closed*

Study short name: Baby EATS

Study full name: Baby EATS – Baby’s Eating and Allergen Timing Study. Parental uptake of infant feeding guidelines for the prevention of allergy.

Principle Investigator: Merryn Netting

Administering Institute: South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute

Major funding source: Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation

Study focus: Prevention

Study design: Intervention

Main study aim: The Baby EATS Study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of SMS messages as a tool for infant feeding advice related to allergen intake.

Additional study information: Recent changes to the Australian infant feeding guidelines now recommend introducing potential food allergens (i.e. peanut egg), not withhold them, during the first year to prevent food allergies. We do not know to what extent parents follow this advice. The BabyEATS study aimed to assess contemporary feeding patterns, including consumption of common food allergens, in a sample of South Australian infants and young children.

This study consisted of two parts – an RCT testing the effectiveness of SMS messaging as a tool in provision of infant feeding advice for allergy prevention, and a cross sectional survey of 1-year old children who acted as a reference group.

Study population: Parents of one year old children, or parents of babies up to 6 months of age who have not yet started solid foods.

Study status: Recruitment completed December 2019. Data collection ongoing, through December 2020.

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Last modified: July 28th 2020