Development of Sucking Patterns in Pre-Term Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Saakje P. da Costa*, Cees P. van der Schans, Mar J. Zweens, Sarai R. Boelema, Eva van der Meij, Mieke A. Boerman, Arend F. Bos

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Abstract

Background: Pre-term infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) are at risk of acquiring brain abnormalities. Combined with ongoing breathing difficulties, this may influence the development of their sucking patterns. Objective: To determine the longitudinal development of sucking patterns from birth until 10 weeks' post-term age in pre-term infants with and without BPD. Methods: The sucking patterns of 16 pre-term infants with BPD and 15 pre-term infants without BPD were prospectively assessed with the Neonatal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale. The infants were matched for gestational age (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-277
Number of pages10
JournalNeonatology
Volume98
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Pre-term infants
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Feeding
  • Breast-feeding
  • Bottle-feeding
  • Sucking and swallowing
  • Sucking patterns
  • Development
  • LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT
  • SWALLOW RHYTHMS
  • FULL-TERM
  • RISK
  • RESPIRATION
  • SEQUELAE
  • CHILDREN
  • HEALTH
  • AGE

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