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Feeding premature babies. How not to take the tube.

Babies who are born extremely prematurely are often fed via a tube either up their nose or into their stomach. Generally speaking the earlier babies can eat through their mouths the better and in this study Michael D. Kamitsuka, from … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Behavioral States and Oral Feeding Efficiency in Preterm Infants

The relationship between behavioral states (alert, sleep, drowsy, and crying) and oral feeding efficiency in preterm infants is not well understood. The purpose of this study was  to determine the relationship between behavioral states and feeding efficiency in preterm infants. Comprehensive … Continue reading

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