Oral stimulation techniques in preterm infants e International research challenges *

@inproceedings{Greene2013OralST,
  title={Oral stimulation techniques in preterm infants e International research challenges *},
  author={Zelda Greene and Colm P. F. O’Donnell and Margaret Walshe},
  year={2013}
}
1355-1841/$ see front matter a 201 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnn.2013 Abstract There has been a significant increase in the survival of preterm infants in recent years. These infants often face difficulty acquiring the complex set of skills required for exclusive oral feeding due to a multiplicity of factors. This paper discusses the theory underlying the use of oral stimulation interventions with the preterm infant, and their role in facilitating the transition from tube (gavage) feeds to… CONTINUE READING

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