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The use of non-nutritive sucking to promote functional sucking skills in premature infants: an exploratory trial

Harding, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-5192-2027, Law, J. and Pring, T. (2006). The use of non-nutritive sucking to promote functional sucking skills in premature infants: an exploratory trial. Infant, 2(6), pp. 238-243.

Abstract

Non-nutritive sucking appears to promote an infant’s readiness to begin oral feeding. This small pilot study examined a non-nutritive sucking programme to facilitate the transition to full oral feeding in premature infants. The results suggest that the non-nutritive sucking programme implemented by a speech and language therapist positively benefited the feeding development of neonates. Issues raised by the pilot study should be investigated in a larger scale study.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Language & Communication Science
Date available in CRO: 24 Jun 2021 13:21
Date deposited: 24 June 2021
Date of first online publication: 2006
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/26321
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