***Jean Brown Research is not accepting new applicants for this study at this time. If you would like to be considered for other studies, please submit a form on our Healthy Volunteers Study page or call us at 801-261-2000. Thank you!***

Jean Brown Research is conducting a clinical research study to evaluate growth and safety of a low lactose milk-based infant formula in healthy term infants Participants that are selected for the study will receive a no cost infant formula, health care related to the study, and compensation up to $350 for time and travel.

Basic qualifications are:

  • Less than 14 days post natal age
  • Healthy term infant (37-42 weeks gestation) of either gender
  • Infant’s mother is unable or unwilling to breast feed and has made the decision to formula feed prior to study screening
  • Infant’s mother is a non-smoker and no history of drug or alcohol abuse
  • At screening, infant must be within 5th and 95th percentile for weight, length and OFC based on the WHO Child Growth Standards
  • Infant’s mother is unable or unwilling to breast feed and has made the decision to formula feed prior to study screening
  • Birth weight 2500 g – 4500 g

If you qualify you may receive:

  • Study related exam
  • No cost infant formula
  • Compensation up to $225 for time and travel related to the study

Why Is Infant Formula Research Being Conducted?

The ideal source of food for newborns is breast milk. However, there are many circumstances when it difficult or not an option for mothers to breastfeed. When mothers cannot or do not plan to breastfeed for whatever reason, infant formulas are a safe and healthy alternative.

Infant formulas are manufactured using strict hygiene standards and formulated according to recognized nutritional standards. Research and development in infant formulas is an extensive and complex process, as the infant food industry is continually studying and developing better formulas. The process involves many specialists including nutritionists, pediatricians, dieticians, food technologists, microbiologists, toxicologists and experts in regulatory affairs.

There are several stages in research and development. First, researchers must identify a particular nutritional need in infants and young children. For instance, infants who are sensitive to lactose and are experiencing feeding problems like fussiness, crying, bloating, gas, or diarrhea. Researchers must then design a product to meet that need, source the right ingredients, manufacture a prototype product and conduct clinical studies in this age group.

Clinical studies are conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of infant formula before it is made available to the public. Infants who are selected to participate in the Jean Brown Research clinical study will receive low lactose infant formula, health care related to the study and compensation up to $350 for time and travel. If you know of someone who may be interested in the Infant Formula study, you can earn a volunteer referral fee. Contact Jean Brown Research at 801-261-2000 for more information.