Non-pharmacological Analgesic Effects on Term Newborns

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03421158


The purpose of this study is to compare the analgesic effects of four non-pharmacological interventions: skin-to-skin contact, breastfeeding, oral sucrose and nonnutritive sucking in newborns receiving a heel lance procedure.

Official Title

Comparing the Analgesic Effects of Four Non-pharmacological Interventions on Term Newborns Undergoing Heel Lance

Stanford Investigator(s)

Kay W. Chang, MD
Kay W. Chang, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Gestational Age 38-40

   - 2.5-4.0kg

   - 24-48hours of age

   - Receiving heel lance procedure

   - Apgar>7 at birth

   - NPASS<3 at time of heel lance

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Prior heel lance procedure

   - birth trauma

   - forceps or vacuum delivery

   - maternal drug abuse during delivery


behavioral: breastfeeding

dietary supplement: oral sucrose

behavioral: Skin-to-Skin contact

behavioral: Non-nutritive sucking

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305