Early attainment of breastfeeding competence in very preterm infants

  title={Early attainment of breastfeeding competence in very preterm infants},
  author={Kh Nyqvist},
  journal={Acta P{\ae}diatrica},
  • Kh Nyqvist
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Acta Pædiatrica
Aim: To explore the development of breastfeeding capacity in very preterm infants, as an immature sucking behaviour is often mentioned as a barrier in the establishment of breastfeeding in these infants. 

Factors associated with successful establishment of breastfeeding in very preterm infants

Feeding practices at hospital discharge in relation to characteristics of the very preterm infants (VPI) and their mothers are described.

Lack of Knowledge Persists about Early Breastfeeding Competence in Preterm Infants

  • K. H. Nyqvist
  • Medicine
    Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
  • 2013
The aim of this commentary is to summarise some common non-evidence-based opinions, as well as the facts and possibilities relating to early breastfeeding competence in preterm babies.

Breastfeeding in mothers of preterm infants : Prevalence and effects of support

The overall aim of this thesis was to describe the prevalence of breastfeeding in preterm infants and to evaluate the effectiveness and mother’s experiences of proactive person-centred telephone calls to assess the impact of these interventions on mother and baby.

Predictors of the time to attain full oral feeding in late preterm infants

The aim of this study was to determine the factors that predict the timing and age at which preterm infants (born 32–36 weeks gestation) commenced and attained full oral feeding.

Preterm appropriate for gestational age infants: size at birth explains subsequent growth

Aim:  The aim was to evaluate growth and breastfeeding up to 18 months corrected age (CA) among preterm appropriate for gestational age (AGA) infants whose mothers initiated breastfeeding during the

A randomised trial of two techniques for bottle feeding preterm infants

This work compared physiological stability in two bottle feeding positions, cradle hold versus side lying in preterm infants, and found that cradle hold is more stable than side lying.

Skin‐to‐skin contact is associated with earlier breastfeeding attainment in preterm infants

This study investigated the effects of skin‐to‐skin contact on breastfeeding attainment, duration and infant growth in preterm infants, as this has not been sufficiently explored.

Breastfeeding the Preterm Infant

The current knowledge of breastfeeding the preterm infant is summarised in this chapter and it is looked forward to more research elucidating the most effective means of achieving and sustaining full breastfeeding in this population.

Review concludes that specific recommendations are needed to harmonise the provision of fresh mother's milk to their preterm infants

There are no specific recommendations for using a mother's fresh milk for her preterm infant. We reviewed the available evidence on its collection, storage and administration.

Age and weight at final discharge from an early discharge programme for stable but tube‐fed preterm infants

An early discharge programme was implemented in the department of neonatology at Rigshospitalet, focusing on the infants' well‐being, using weight gain, breastfeeding rates and total duration of hospitalisation as outcomes.



Breast-feeding Behavior Of Small Preterm Infants

  • P. MeierE. Pugh
  • Medicine
    MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing
  • 1985
Since even small preterm infants can breast-feed successfully, nurses need to develop better criteria for determining when each individual is ready to begin.

Development of the Preterm Infant Breastfeeding Behavior Scale (PIBBS): A Study of Nurse-Mother Agreement

A clinical method for observing breastfeeding was developed in collaboration between observers and mothers for the purpose of enabling neonatal personnel and mothers to describe developmental stages in preterm infant breastfeeding behavior.

Promoting breastfeeding in the neonatal intensive care unit.

This study has increased the awareness among the neonatal nurses involved as to the nursing practices that promote breastfeeding and has provided a basis from which nurses can promote breastfeeding to mothers of preterm babies.

Kangaroo Mother Care, an example to follow from developing countries

An effective healthcare technique developed in 1978 may offer a solution to this problem and additionally be of use in wealthy countries too.

A review of the literature examining the benefits and challenges, incidence and duration, and barriers to breastfeeding in preterm infants.

  • Jennifer CallenJ. Pinelli
  • Medicine
    Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
  • 2005

Early cessation of breast milk feeding in very low birthweight infants.

Evaluation of Breastfeeding of Very Low Birth Weight Infants: Can We Use the Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool?

  • L. FurmanN. Minich
  • Medicine
    Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
  • 2006
The authors conclude that although IBFAT scores correlated with objective feeding measures, these data do not support use of the I BFAT to identify infants with adequate as compared to inadequate intakes.

Randomized outcome trial of human milk fortification and developmental outcome in preterm infants.

It is confirmed that breast milk fortifiers can improve short-term growth (when breast milk intakes are high) and beneficial effects on long-term development remained unproven; however, future research is required to evaluate potential adverse consequences and explore more optimal fortification strategies.