Healthy Newborn

INSIGHT - The Intervention Nurses Start Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories (INSIGHT) Study (IRB# 34493)

Status: No-Longer-Recruiting



  • Principal Investigators: Ian M Paul, MD, Leann Birch, PhD



The purpose of this study is to see if visits with pediatric nurses during your baby's infancy can improve your ability to either respond to your child's cues related to feeding and fussiness OR improve your ability to provide safe environments for your child and prevent injuries. This will provide researchers at Penn State with insight into the effectiveness of the early life intervention programs that are part of this study.



This opportunity is available to parents of a healthy, term infant delivered at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center (HMC).


Additional Study Details:

INSIGHT is a three-year long study. The visits with nurses during the first year will occur in your home, followed by return visits to Penn State Hershey Medical Center (HMC) around your baby's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd birthdays. One half (50%) of participating families will receive visits with nurses designed to  teach parents about feeding and caring for their child by appropriately responding to their cues for hunger and fullness, sleepiness as well as typical baby fussy periods.  The other half (50%) of families will receive hands on instructions at home to prevent typical injuries that can occur during the newborn, infant, and toddler years.  With the additional goal of learning the long-term effects of this three-year long study, we further seek to follow your child until he/she turns 18 years old, if funding is available. 



Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center



Pediatric Clinical Research Office




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