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Transitioning premature infants from gavage to breast.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18232586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Breast milk provides physiologic and neurodevelopmental protection for premature infants. Most hospitals are breast-milk friendly, but the number of premature infants breastfeeding successfully at discharge is relatively small. There are evidence-based techniques to improve the odds of premature infants breastfeeding at discharge and into the first year of life. Measures that help the infant make the transition to the breast include kangaroo care, nonnutritive sucking, avoidance of bottles, and consistent and supportive staff. A guide to management of the transition process is provided in this article.
Carla Nye
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:    2008 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-31     Completed Date:  2008-03-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-13     Citation Subset:  N    
University of North Carolina-Wilmington, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding* / psychology
Clinical Protocols
Enteral Nutrition / methods,  nursing*,  psychology
Evidence-Based Medicine
Gestational Age
Infant Care
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature* / physiology,  psychology
Intensive Care, Neonatal / organization & administration
Milk, Human
Mothers / education,  psychology
Neonatal Nursing / organization & administration*
Nurse's Role / psychology
Nurse-Patient Relations
Nursing Research
Patient Advocacy
Patient Care Planning / organization & administration*
Patient Education as Topic
Social Support
Sucking Behavior

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