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Development of sucking in term infants from birth to four hours postbirth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6918041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The development of sucking response was investigated in 30 clinically normal infants from 1 or 5 minutes postbirth until their first feeding 4 hours later. Maximum sucking pressures were measured with a research nipple attached to a portable electronic suckometer. Mean suction (negative pressure) began at 5 Torr at birth, peaked at 103 Torr at 90 minutes, and decreased thereafter to 65 Torr at 4 hours. Expression (positive pressure) began at 12 Torr, rose to 29, and decreased to 25. Mean expression pressures correlated with feeding scale scores, r = +.44(24); p less than .025, but suction pressures did not, r = +.26(24); p less than .1. Normative data were gathered on 10 additional stabilized newborns who had been fed twice successfully. Suction pressures were 96 Torr on Day 1, and 103 Torr on Day 2; expression pressures were 25 and 24 Torr, respectively. These pressures approximate those recorded in newborns between 1 and 2 hours postbirth.
Authors:
G C Anderson; M R McBride; J Dahm; M K Ellis; D Vidyasagar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0160-6891     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Nurs Health     Publication Date:  1982 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-06-14     Completed Date:  1982-06-14     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-7     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Biomechanics
Female
Humans
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Infant, Newborn / psychology*
Male
Mouth / physiology*
Pressure*
Sucking Behavior*
Time Factors
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
NU00673/NU/BHP HRSA HHS; NU01548/NU/BHP HRSA HHS; NU500/NU/BHP HRSA HHS

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