“Sleep-Safe: A Strong African American Families Study”
Rapid weight gain during infancy is a powerful, and potentially malleable, risk factor for later overweight and obesity, but limited research has examined the impact of promising interventions when applied to the groups most at risk for rapid weight gain in infancy. The present study examines whether providing mothers of newborns with responsive parenting guidance during the first weeks of life to promote infant sleep and soothing can reduce rapid weight gain for African American infants born in low SES contexts.
Behavioral - Sleep Soothe
An intervention in which parents are given information on how to respond to their baby's cues related to sleeping and fussiness.
Behavioral - Sleep Safe
An intervention in which parents are given information on a safe sleep environment, as well as other strategies to keep baby safe.
Sleep-Safe: A Strong African American Families Study