Flávia Cristina Brisque Neiva

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OBJECTIVE This article aims at reviewing the relationship between early weaning and its consequences to oral motor development, focusing on the consequences to occlusion, breathing, and children's oral motor aspects. SOURCES A literature review based on Medline database from the early 60s up to 2001 was performed taking into consideration the following(More)
AIM To validate a non-nutritive sucking (NNS) scoring system for oral feeding in preterm newborns (PTNB). METHODS A cohort study was carried out in two phases. In phase one of the study, 22 mastered speech-language pathologists received the protocol and procedure for a NNS scoring system to evaluate the content and presentation of the form and to define(More)
BACKGROUND Non-nutritive sucking stimulation may anticipate the beginning of oral feeding and may influence the development of sucking in pre-term newborns. AIM To describe the development of the sucking pattern and the effects of NNS. METHOD Participants of this study were 95 preterm newborns (PTNB), adequate for their gestational age (GA), born with(More)
OBJECTIVES The assessment of early sucking by preterm infants provides information on the ability of these infants to efficiently and safely receive nutrients via an oral route (oral feeding). To analyze the application and reliability of an instrument in assessing non-nutritive sucking that indicates a capacity for oral feeding in the routine care of(More)
BACKGROUND The sucking development pattern of the preterm newborn (PTNB) in the neonatal period is important for an effective sucking and oral motor development. The establishment of a safe and efficient feeding in pre-term newborns is related to a rhythmic and coordinated sucking. Nonnutritive sucking stimulation can have an influence on the development of(More)
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