Effects of oral stimulation with breast milk in preterm infants oral feeding: a randomized clinical trial

Qiong Le, Sheng-hua Zheng, Lan Zhang, Li-fen Wu, Feng-juan Zhou, Min Kang, Cai-hong Lu, Brenda S. Lessen

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China, Wuhan. N=68 (3 groups) Breast Milk study and NNS.   BM-PIOMI group earlier feeding than PIOMI alone, NOT a faster transition than PIOMI alone, but faster than Control, NNS score higher in BM-PIOMI v PIOMI alone and Control. No diff in LOS among 3 groups.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalJournal of Perinatal Medicine
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • breast milk
  • initiation of oral feeding
  • non-nutritive sucking (NNS) score
  • oral stimulation
  • preterm infants


  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing

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