We want to find out whether extra support helps a new parent to feed their baby in a way that works for them.
New parents often have questions about feeding their baby and welcome extra support and advice. We want to compare two different ways of providing support for infant feeding. Those taking part in the study will be divided, at random, into two groups.
One group will receive the usual information and support provided for feeding their baby from their midwife, health visitor and other available voluntary groups (‘usual care’). The other group will receive the same usual care but also be offered additional support before and after their babies are born from a specially trained ABA-feed Infant Feeding Helper.
What is involved?
The study involves a telephone or video call with one of our research team, then completing an on-line or postal questionnaire which will take no more than 20 minutes.
You will then be allocated randomly to one of the two groups – usual care or ABA-feed.
After your baby is born, we will ask you some more questions about how you are getting on with feeding your baby by text, email, phone or post when your baby is a few days old, and when they are 2, 4 and 6 months old.
As a thank you for taking part in the study, we will send you shopping vouchers after you have completed the questions when your baby is 2 and 4 months old.
Who is running the ABA-feed study?
ABA-feed is led by Professor Kate Jolly at the University of Birmingham with a team of researchers from across the UK.
Meet our team
We have researchers across the United Kingdom.