Postdischarge feeding patterns in early- and late-preterm infants.

  title={Postdischarge feeding patterns in early- and late-preterm infants.},
  author={Sara B Demauro and Preeti Patel and Barbara Medoff-Cooper and Michael A. Posencheg and Soraya Abbasi},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  volume={50 10},
OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of postdischarge feeding dysfunction and hospital/subspecialty visits for feeding problems during the first year of life in late (34 to 36 6/7 weeks) and early-preterm (25 to 33 6/7 weeks) infants. METHODS In this prospective study, the authors sent questionnaires to parents of early (n = 319) and late (n = 571) preterm infants at 3, 6, and 12 months corrected age. Parents' perceptions of infants' feeding skills, comfort with feeding, and hospital… CONTINUE READING