Parent-Administered Oral Stimulation in Preterm Infants: A Randomized, Controlled, Open-Label Pilot Study

Brenda S. Lessen, Marta Majoli, Laura Costanza De Angelis, Monica Panella, Maria Grazia Calevo, Simona Serveli, Luca Antonio Ramenghi

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The study aimed to assess whether there was any difference in the transition time to full oral feedings between parent-administered and professional-administered premature infant oral motor intervention (PIOMI). The study also evaluated parental satisfaction with performing the intervention through an open-ended questionnaire.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
StatePublished - Jun 2021


  • oral feeding
  • oral motor intervention
  • premature infant oral motor intervention
  • preterm infant
  • transition time


  • Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing

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