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Cardiovascular responses to pacifier experience and feeding in newborn infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11507707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined the effects of sucking on a pacifier immediately before feeding on cardiovascular responses to feeding. Twenty-eight bottle-feeding infants were studied at 12 to 40 hr of age. Blood pressure and heart rate measurements were made during three periods: Period 1-while infants rested in their cribs before a regularly scheduled feeding, Period 2-while being held by the feeder immediately before feeding, and Period 3-during the first 3 to 5 min of feeding. Half of the infants were given a pacifier during Period 2. Blood pressures and heart rates increased across the periods; however, increases in systolic blood pressure during feeding were reduced for the group of infants given a pacifier prior to feeding. We suggest that cardiovascular responses to feeding in infants are comprised of multiple elements. Most of the systolic blood pressure responses to feeding are elicited by sucking whereas the heart rate response is dependent on both sucking and nutrient intake.
M Cohen; D R Brown; M M Myers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychobiology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0012-1630     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychobiol     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-16     Completed Date:  2001-10-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0164074     Medline TA:  Dev Psychobiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Division of Neonatal Medicine, Children's Hospital of New Jersey, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ 07112, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology
Feeding Behavior / physiology*
Heart Rate / physiology*
Infant Behavior / psychology
Infant, Newborn
Sucking Behavior / physiology*
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