Feeding Skills and NNS
Feeding Skills in the Preterm Infant:
"Suck is a relatively mature ororhythmic motor behavior in a full-term infant and is integral to competent oral feeds."
Non-Nutritive Sucking in the Preterm Infant:
“Objective measurements that allow us to further understand NNS, such as those obtained from the NTrainer System, are an important advancement in neonatal assessment”.
Oromotoer Stimulation for Transition from Gavage to Full Oral Feeding:
"Oromotor stimulation along with routine care reduces the duration of gavage feeding in preterm neonates."
Oromotor Feeding in Children Born Before 30 Weeks' Gestation:
"Surveillance and support of oromotor feeding skills for very preterm children is indicated, particularly during their transition to solid foods."