Learn about infant feeding.
Make a difference. ​

Before Brands, in collaboration with Duke Clinical Research Institute and Pattern Health, invites babies with eczema and dry skin (4-6 months of age) and their families to join the INTENT Study, an early nutrition study on your phone.

The Infancy to Toddlerhood Early Nutrition & Tolerance Study

The INTENT Study
Exciting, Convenient and Educational

Learn about infant feeding as you contribute to important research, all from the comfort of your home in just 5-10 minutes each week. 

The INTENT Study App Learn Screen
Learn About Infant Feeding

Learn about infant feeding in babies with eczema and dry skin, specific risks for allergies, and participate in activities that may increase your baby’s diet diversity (eating different types of foods over time).

The INTENT Study earn rewards payments screen
Earn Rewards

Complete quick and easy surveys on what you’re feeding your infant and instantly receive PayPal/Venmo payments.

The INTENT Study advance research
Advance Research

Advance early nutrition research for yourself and future generations. You’ll help determine if feeding small amounts of common food proteins to babies who have eczema can affect diet diversity and how they tolerate foods over time.

Eligibility Requirements

These are the key participation requirements for the INTENT Study; other eligibility participation requirements will apply.

Mother holding a spoon of food to her infant baby sitting in a high chair


He or she is 4 to 6 months of age on the day they start the study, and your family is based in the US


Mother feeding her baby with a spoon
He or she has been diagnosed with eczema


Allergenic foods
You agree to introduce five common foods, including peanuts, cashew, egg, sesame, and cod


Your baby has no known food allergies

Enroll on your phone

INTENT Study screener on white iPhone

Privacy & Security

The INTENT Study partnered with Pattern Health to build the app with a deep commitment to preserving your security and privacy.

All of your data is stored securely in a HIPAA-compliant, highly-secure environment in adherence to industry-leading practices.

To protect your privacy, we remove all information that could be used to directly or indirectly to identify you (e.g., names, location, contact information) before sharing your data with our research team for analysis.


Contact us at theintentstudy@duke.edu

The INTENT Study is funded by Before Brands, the inventor of SpoonfulONE.
The Duke Clinical Research Institute, which is part of Duke University, is coordinating the study operations.