How It Works
The study is very easy. You don't need insurance, and there's no cost to participate.Am I Eligible?
How Does the Study Work?
You don't need insurance to participate in the study, and there's no cost to you. The study will cover your baby's first 16 weeks.
We provide your formula: We'll provide either our organic formula or a commercial non-organic brand name formula at no cost. It will be shipped directly to you via FedEx. Someone must be home to sign for the delivery.
Feed your baby only formula (no breast milk): You'll feed your baby only the provided formula during the study period.
In-home nurse visits: A qualified nurse will come to your home one or two times a month during the study period to weigh and measure your baby's growth. Here is what to expect during a visit:
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Track formula amount after visits: You will keep a log of how much formula your baby drinks for 72 hours after each home visit. You can use a provided phone app or paper if you prefer.
Once your baby arrives, we'll reach out to schedule your first home health nurse visit, which must be within 14 days of birth. During these home visits, a nurse (with your assistance) will measure your baby's weight, length, and head circumference. You'll be randomly selected to receive either our organic formula or a non-organic brand name formula, which will be shipped to your home within 1-2 days. You must commit to only feed your baby the formula that is provided to you—breastfeeding will not be allowed for the duration of the study. Your Home Health Nurse will come visit every 2-4 weeks to take measurements. More formula will be shipped after each visit.
After each visit, you will receive an Amazon gift card as an appreciation for your time.
How Do I Sign Up?
Answer a few questions and let us know how best to contact you using our online form.
If you qualify, a study coordinator will reach out to explain the process and answer your questions. If you decide to enroll, you'll fill out paperwork, and Dr. Samantha Bostrom, who oversees the study, will be available to answer any questions or concerns.
What Is the Purpose of This Study?
The goal of this study is to demonstrate that babies who are fed Nara Organics formula grow at the same rate as those fed non-organic brand name formula, based on the measurements taken at each visit.
Why Is This Study Necessary?
The FDA requires all new infant formulas to first undergo a growth monitoring study before being sold in the United States.
Our formula has been manufactured in FDA-compliant facilities, and the nutritional content in our formula complies with FDA infant formula nutritional requirements. The Nourish Study follows all FDA guidelines and ethical requirements for clinical research as outlined by an independent Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Interested in getting free formula?
Answer a few questions to find out if you're eligible to join our organic infant formula research study.Am I Eligible?