Evaluation of Oral Motor Patterns of Nutritive and Non-Nutritive Sucking in Preterm Infants
Dias Pereira, J. M.
; Viegas, VViegas
Evaluation of Oral Motor Patterns of Nutritive and Non-Nutritive Sucking in Preterm Infants, Proc International Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium, Florence, Italy, Vol. , pp. - , April, 2017.
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The main objective was to determine if the prototype allowed to evaluate the suction pattern based on the rhythmic structure and pressure characteristics. This is a prospective cohort study in a convenience sample of <36 weeks gestational age (GA) preterm.
The NS was triggered by the presence of milk.Thirty-four newborns with a mean GA of 29.4 weeks, mean birth weight 1237.5 g, with 14.7 days of sucking experience in average were investigated.