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Non-nutritive sucking in full-term and preterm infants studied at term conceptional age.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10591436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Non-nutritive sucking (NNS) patterns in full-term newborn and preterm infants were studied at term conceptional age. The preterm group showed a distinct NNS pattern with a higher frequency and lower amplitude. In the preterm group, gender differences were observed, the girls having higher frequency and larger amplitude. The full-term infants' NNS patterns were also related to pacifier use during early childhood. Experience, gender, maturity and level of tension are suggested as explanatory factors for differences in NNS patterns.
C Lundqvist; M Hafström
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-06     Completed Date:  2000-01-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1287-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Applied Psychology, University of Lund, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Breast Feeding / statistics & numerical data*
Gestational Age
Infant Care / utilization*
Infant, Newborn / physiology*
Infant, Premature*
Reference Values
Sex Factors
Statistics, Nonparametric
Sucking Behavior / physiology*
Comment In:
Acta Paediatr. 1999 Nov;88(11):1177-9   [PMID:  10591415 ]

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