Feeding readiness in preterm infants: the relationship between preterm behavioral state and feeding readiness behaviors and efficiency during transition from gavage to oral feeding

R. C. White-Traut, Brenda S. Lessen, M. L. Berbaum, B. McFarlin, L. Cardenas

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The purpose of this secondary analysis was to assess whether alert behavioral states were associated with an increased number of feeding readiness behaviors (FRBs) and whether the number of FRBs were associated with subsequent feeding efficiency in healthy premature infants born between 29 to 35 weeks gestation. (post-print forthcoming)
Original languageAmerican English
JournalMCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing
StatePublished - 2005


  • Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing

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