The Effect of Oral Motor Intervention on the Oral Feeding Readiness (PTOFRAS) and Feeding Progression in Preterm Infants

Brenda S. Lessen, N. Mahmoodi, A. Jalalodini, R. Keykha, F. Ghaljaei

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 Advances in neonatal intensive care have markedly improved survival in preterm infants. These babies need hospitalization due to the immaturity of the respiratory and digestive systems. The timing for the initiation of proper feeding in premature infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) is an important challenge for physicians, parents, and nurses. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effect of oral motor intervention (OMI) on the early onset of oral feeding in preterm infants.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalIranian Journal of Neonatology
StatePublished - 2019


  • Nursing
  • Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing

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