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Factors Affecting Early Feeding Performance in Preterm Infants below 32 Weeks Gestation.
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PMID:  21292741     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Objective: To identify the influence of various physiological and behavioral factors on feeding performance of preterm infants in the transition to full oral feeding. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed data from a feeding assessment conducted on 24 preterm infants born at 25-31 weeks without severe brain complications. Results: Prolonged oxygen use and low current weight are two adverse factors for feeding efficiency (volume of milk ingested orally per minute in the initial 5 min of feeding) and proficiency (percentage of prescribed volume ingested orally over the entire feeding). Young post-menstrual age, low baseline oxygen saturation and high feeding efficiency were risk factors for oxygen desaturation during the initial feeding. Conclusion: Proper feeding strategies are needed for preterm infants with those disadvantageous factors to improve their early feeding performance.
Authors:
Yea-Shwu Hwang; Mi-Chia Ma; Mei-Jin Chen-Sea; Hui-Mei Kao; Wen-Hui Tsai
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-3664     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C., Department of Statistics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C., Institute of Allied Health Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C., Department of Pediatrics, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C., Department of Pediatrics, Chi Mei Foundation Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C. and Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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