Effects of sweet taste stimulation on growth and sucking in preterm infants.

@article{Mattes1996EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of sweet taste stimulation on growth and sucking in preterm infants.},
  author={Richard D. Mattes and Teresa R. Maone and Shirley A. Wager-Pag{\'e} and Gilles Beauchamp and Judy C. Bernbaum and Veronica L. Stallings and Gilberto R. Pereira and Eric M Gibson and Pamela Harriet Russell and Varsha Bhutani},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  year={1996},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={
          407-14
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of sweet taste stimulation in augmenting the reported growth-enhancing effects of nonnutritive sucking in preterm infants who are gavage-fed. DESIGN Random assignment of preterm infants to receive stimulation by one of three methods during each feeding until totally orally fed. SETTING Hospital intensive-care and infant transitional units. PATIENTS Eligibility criteria included body weight greater than or equal to 1,250 g, gestational age younger than 34… CONTINUE READING
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