Non-nutritive sucking for increasing physiologic stability and nutrition in preterm infants.

@article{Foster2016NonnutritiveSF,
  title={Non-nutritive sucking for increasing physiologic stability and nutrition in preterm infants.},
  author={Jann P. Foster and Kim Psaila and Tiffany Patterson},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={10},
  pages={CD001071}
}
BACKGROUND Non-nutritive sucking (NNS) is used during gavage feeding and in the transition from gavage to breast/bottle feeding in preterm infants to improve the development of sucking behavior and the digestion of enteral feedings. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of non-nutritive sucking on physiologic stability and nutrition in preterm infants. SEARCH METHODS We used the standard search strategy of the Cochrane Neonatal Review group to search the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled… CONTINUE READING