Behavioral and Physiologic Effects of Nonnutritive Sucking during Gavage Feeding in Preterm Infants

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ABSTRACT: Behavioral and physiologic responsivity to nasogastric gavage feeding was assessed in 36 preterm infants on 2 consecutive d. On one of these days, a pacifier was provided during and after the gavage segment of the standardized protocol. The protocol was divided into segments that included baseline, preparatory handling, pregavagc, gavage, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-199408000-00012

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@article{Dipietro1994BehavioralAP, title={Behavioral and Physiologic Effects of Nonnutritive Sucking during Gavage Feeding in Preterm Infants}, author={Janet A Dipietro and Regina M. Cusson and Margaret O'Brien Caughy and Nathan A. Fox}, journal={Pediatric Research}, year={1994}, volume={36}, pages={207-214} }