The development of sucking patterns and physiologic correlates in very-low-birth-weight infants.

@article{MedoffCooper1993TheDO,
  title={The development of sucking patterns and physiologic correlates in very-low-birth-weight infants.},
  author={Barbara Medoff-Cooper and T Verklan and Stefan Carlson},
  journal={Nursing research},
  year={1993},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={100-5}
}
The purpose of this investigation was to assess the development of nutritive sucking patterns and physiologic correlates in very-low-birth-weight infants. Fifty infants with a mean gestational age of 29.5 weeks (SD = 1.8 weeks) and mean birth weight of 1466 g (SD = 322 g) generated 106 sucking records. The mean number of sucks and maximum pressure increased with increasing postconceptual age. The time required per burst decreased between 32 weeks and 36 weeks. The mean time between sucks also… CONTINUE READING

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