A novel approach to assess oral feeding skills of preterm infants.

  title={A novel approach to assess oral feeding skills of preterm infants.},
  author={Chantal Lau and Elliot O'Brian Smith},
  volume={100 1},
BACKGROUND There is no well-defined means to identify the level of oral feeding skills (OFS) in preterm infants. OBJECTIVE To determine whether OFS as reflected by the combination of proficiency (PRO, %ml taken during the first 5 min/ml prescribed) and rate of milk transfer (RT, ml/min) correlates with gestational age (GA), oral feeding performance (OT, %ml taken during a feeding/ml prescribed) and days from start to independent oral feeding (SOF-IOF). Our working premises are that PRO is… CONTINUE READING


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