WVU researchers are seeking to help pregnant women learn more about infant feeding and development, and to learn more about what impacts infant feeding method decisions.

Study participates will take part in one in-person session and one follow-up phone call with a researcher when their 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 the study will be about two hours, and the research team will travel to a location near participants. Upon completion, study participants will receive $40 in compensation.

To be eligible for this study, participants 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
  • Have access to a telephone (mobile or landline)

For more information or to enroll, contact Sarah Hayes at 507-271-8303 or sehayes@mix.wvu.edu.

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