Are you pregnant with your first baby? WVU researchers seek to help pregnant women learn more about infant feeding and development, and to learn more about what impacts infant feeding methods.

Participation will involve one in-person session and one follow-up phone call when your baby is a few weeks old. The in-person session consists of an interview, answering surveys about infant feeding and development, and completing either a counseling or educational intervention about infant feeding and development.

The total time of study will be approximately two hours, and the research team will travel to a location near participants. Upon completion of the study, participants will receive $40.

To be eligible for this study, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be pregnant and in third trimester
  • Be a first-time mother
  • Be fluent in English
  • Live within driving distance of Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Have access to a phone (mobile or landline)

For more information or to enroll, call Sarah Hayes at 507-271-8303 or email at

This project is being conducted by the West Virginia University Department of Psychology. The principal investigator is Dr. Daniel W. McNeil, Department of Psychology, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. WVU IRB approval is on file.