• Now Open in Macon, GA; Baton Rouge, LA; and Grand Island, Hastings, and Lincoln, NE
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) are a group of bioactive carbohydrates found in human breast milk. Emerging research suggests that HMOs could benefit immune functions, gut health, and cognition. HMO consumption has also been associated with fewer respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses in breastfed infants. This study will investigate the effect of feeding an infant formula and toddler drink that includes HMOs.
In the study, some infants may be eligible to receive an investigational milk-based formula at no cost for one year. Eligible participants may also be provided an investigational toddler drink for a year.
Must be a newborn age 0 to 14 days when joining
Must have weighed at least 5 lbs. 8oz. at birth
Must have been a singleton from a full-term birth (gestational age 37 to 42 weeks)
Do not need insurance to join this study
For more information, complete the form on this page. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. There is no obligation to join — you can decide if the study is right for your child.
You can also talk to a Meridian enrollment specialist about this study by calling (912) 623-2240 (GA, LA), (712) 639-6200 (Grand Island + Hastings, NE), or (402) 934-7563 (Lincoln, NE).
Submit your information
Macon: Meridian Clinical Research, 5300 Bowman Rd., Macon, GA 31210
Baton Rouge: Meridian Clinical Research, 8040 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Grand Island: Meridian Clinical Research, 2444 West Faidley Avenue, Grand Island, NE 68803
Hastings: Meridian Clinical Research, 2115 N. Kansas Ave., Suite 102, Hastings, NE 68901
Lincoln: Meridian Clinical Research, 4600 Valley Rd., Lincoln, NE 68510
After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will contact you.
Participating in a study is an important decision — we’re here to help you before, during, and after studies.
Please note: Health insurance is NOT required to join.
Will my child benefit from this study?
Your child is not guaranteed to benefit from being in a clinical study. However, information gathered in this study may help uncover ways to improve health and nutrition for your child and others worldwide.
Is participation voluntary after I submit my information?
Yes. Participation in a study is entirely voluntary. In the informed consent process, you’ll learn about the product being studied, your child’s role in the trial, potential side effects, tests that will be performed, and the number of visits required. You will need to sign an informed consent form to join the study only after you fully understand your child’s role in the study.
Will my child get a physical exam?
If you join the study, your child will receive a physical exam. Your child may also receive specific exams or tests — the results of which may be shared with you.
Will I receive compensation?
While participation in a clinical study is voluntary, you may be reimbursed for your study-related travel and expenses. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. Staff at the research clinic will discuss possible reimbursement with you.
Founded in 1999 in Omaha, NE, Meridian studies the safety and effectiveness of new medicines, devices, and treatments. Its mission is to enrich lives by providing quality, compassionate care to patients and unparalleled clinical research services.
Clinical studies help scientists develop life-changing medicines, but it starts with you — participation makes it all possible. For more than 20 years, thousands of patients have trusted Meridian because of our focus on creating a positive patient experience.