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Infant Care and Feeding During COVID-19

To participate click on the link to take you to the survey.

Thank you for agreeing to participate in this research study about the effects of the stress of COVID on new mothers and their feeding, care, and vaccination decisions. The goal of this research it so increase our knowledge of choices new parents have made during COVID-19 specific to feeding choices (e.g. providing human milk or artificial milk) and vaccinations. What we learn maybe used to help parent support programs such as medical personnel, educators, and lactation support professionals in working with new parents and making care decisions for their infant. We plan to present research findings in future presentations as well as publish widely.

What would I do if I participate? This study will ask questions about your background, your feeding choices, your mood, and your beliefs and decisions about vaccinations including COVID-19 vaccinations.

The survey, completed online through the Qualtrics website, should take no more than 15 minutes depending on the length of your answers. Average expected time to complete is 10 minutes.

How will I benefit from participating? In addition to providing the researchers with valuable information, your experience may help others, parent support professionals, and medical professionals.

Can I quit if I become uncomfortable? Yes, absolutely. Your participation is voluntary. There are no foreseeable risks in participating in this research.

You may skip any question you do not feel comfortable answering. You can stop answering questions at any time. Participating is your choice.

We appreciate any help you are able to provide.

How is my privacy protected?

You participation is anonymous. We do not ask your name or you contact information.

I have some questions about this study. Who can I ask?

The study is being conducted by Dr. Shera Thomas-Jackson from the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at Texas Tech University. If you have questions, you can contact Dr. Jackson at 806-834-8085,

TTU also has a Board that protects the rights of people who participate in research. You can ask them questions at 806-742-2064. You can also mail your questions to the Human Research Protection Program, Office of the Vice President for Research, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409 or email them to

Thank you for your time and consideration.

If you have any questions about this research, please contact Dr. Shera Thomas-Jackson at or at 806-834-8085. If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, contact the Human Research Protection Program, Office of Research & Innovation, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409. You can contact us at 806-742-2064 or

This study has been approved by Texas Tech University. IRB 2021-306


Elizabeth Gillan