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Non-pharmacological Analgesic Effects on Term Newborns

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.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: breastfeeding
  • Dietary Supplement: oral sucrose
  • Behavioral: Skin-to-Skin contact
  • Behavioral: Non-nutritive sucking




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

Ages Eligible for Study

24 Hours - 48 Hours

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Not Recruiting