A prospective, longitudinal study of feeding skills in a cohort of babies with cleft conditions.

@article{Reid2006APL,
  title={A prospective, longitudinal study of feeding skills in a cohort of babies with cleft conditions.},
  author={Julie A Reid and Nicky Kilpatrick and Sheena Reilly},
  journal={The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={702-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the natural history of feeding skills in babies with clefts and identify risk factors and predictors of poor feeding. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-two babies with clefts were examined at 2 weeks, 3 months, and 14 months of age. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Feeding ability, oral motor function, and feeding efficiency were assessed. Univariate analyses were used to determine whether oral motor function and sequelae varied according to feeding ability or cleft condition. Multivariable… CONTINUE READING