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Developmental progression of feeding skills: an approach to supporting feeding in preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12614599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infants born prematurely, with congenital or acquired medical conditions, or who have extended stays in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are at higher risk of developing feeding and nutritional problems than are full-term, healthy newborns. Because of the complex nature of feeding, it is necessary to have a thorough understanding of the developmental nature of this skill. The importance of recognizing stability in the physiologic, motor and state systems and using stability to determine both readiness to begin nipple feeding and progress in feeding, is discussed. Intervention strategies to promote stability leading to successful feeding are also described. Viewing infant feeding from a developmental skill acquisition perspective can guide the caregiver in determining how challenging it is for the infant, and therefore is useful in supporting the progression of feeding.
Erin Sundseth Ross; Joy V Browne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in neonatology : SN     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1084-2756     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Neonatol     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-04     Completed Date:  2003-04-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606001     Medline TA:  Semin Neonatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  469-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver 80218, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development*
Feeding Behavior / physiology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Motor Skills / physiology
Neonatal Nursing / methods
Nursing Assessment / methods
Grant Support
1 T21 MC 000740//PHS HHS

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