Non-nutritive sucking behaviors in preschool children: a longitudinal study.

@article{Warren2000NonnutritiveSB,
  title={Non-nutritive sucking behaviors in preschool children: a longitudinal study.},
  author={John J Warren and Steven M. Levy and Arthur J. Nowak and Selphee Tang},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={187-91}
}
PURPOSE Prolonged duration of non-nutritive sucking behaviors may have consequences in regard to the developing orofacial structures and occlusion. Little is known as to why some children have prolonged sucking habits beyond the first 2 to 3 years of life. This paper reports on non-nutritive sucking patterns among a large cohort of healthy children from birth to 36 months of age and older, and identifies factors predictive of prolonged non-nutritive sucking habits. METHODS Over 600 children… CONTINUE READING