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The Neonatal Eating Assessment Tool: Development and Content Validation

Abstract Purpose: To develop and content validate the Neonatal Eating Assessment Tool (NeoEAT), a parent-report measure of infant feeding. Design: The NeoEAT was developed in three phases. Phase 1: Items were generated from a literature review, available assessment tools, and … Continue reading

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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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