Today was another very busy day scheduling families for the infant feeding study! Unfortunately I forgot to make a blog entry for when I was in on Monday, so this one will include both days. On Monday I got to participate in testing the mom of a 3 month old for the infant feeding study. Anita showed me how to set up the computer task, read the instructions to the mom, and have the mom carry out the task. Then, Anita also showed me how to set up the taste perception task for the mom. I was a little nervous to debrief the mom after the test, because I have never seen it done before; however the mom took it very well and made light of the situation. It was fun to see her baby girl as well! After helping Anita with the study, I took care of scheduling some families that needed to get in for their 3 month sessions. I listened to voicemails, recorded them, and then returned them. The afternoon went by so fast!
Today, I spent the entire afternoon scheduling, emailing families, listening to voicemails, returning calls, and making 37+ week calls. I was able to enroll one mom today who is due April 15th, but I'm not sure if she will have her baby in time for us to include her in the study. I also was surprised that many of the moms who were more than 37 weeks had delivered early, and were already home with their new babies! I also returned many interest phone calls today, but many of those moms were not pregnant. Overall, it was a very successful afternoon, recruiting one more mom and getting everyone scheduled that I needed to.