Low Birth Weight Infants Clinical Trial
An Investigation of the Influence by Dietary Human Milk Oligosaccharide on Growth Factors and Cytokines in Blood, and Gut Microbiota in Low Birth Weight Infants (a Non-blinded Pilot Clinical Study)
This study aims to investigate the concentration of various growth factors and cytokines in blood, and to examine the gut microbiota of low birth weight infants fed with formulas with or without Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO) supplement. Eligible low birth weight infants are allocated to two groups, Investigational formula (with HMO) or Control formula (without HMO). The subjects are taking the assigned formula when they need to be supplemented with formula. After the informed consent was obtained and eligibility was confirmed, the intervention period begins, and ends at the one-month-old medical check-up with the assessment of the various blood growth factors and cytokines, and the gut microbiota.