Feeding patterns of preterm infants throughout infancy

Dodrill, Pamela, McMahon, S., Donovan, T., Cleghorn, G. and Davies, P. S. W. (2007). Feeding patterns of preterm infants throughout infancy. In: Dysphagia: Fifteenth Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting. Fifteenth Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, (375-375). 8–10 March 2007. doi:10.1007/s00455-007-9109-0


Author Dodrill, Pamela
McMahon, S.
Donovan, T.
Cleghorn, G.
Davies, P. S. W.
Title of paper Feeding patterns of preterm infants throughout infancy
Conference name Fifteenth Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting
Conference location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Conference dates 8–10 March 2007
Proceedings title Dysphagia: Fifteenth Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Dysphagia   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1007/s00455-007-9109-0
ISSN 0179-051X
1432-0460
Volume 22
Issue 4
Start page 375
End page 375
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
PURPOSE: The current study aimed to compare the oral feeding patterns of preterm and full-term infants at term age, 4, 8, and 12 months corrected age (CA).

METHODS: Data on 75 preterm infants and 75 full-term infants were analysed. Infants were assessed at term, 4, 8, and 12 months CA. At each time point, parents completed a 3-day diet record, feeding questionnaire, and feeding stress questionnaire.

RESULTS: Compared to the full-term group, statistically significantly fewer infants in the preterm group were receiving exclusive or partial breastfeeding at each time point. In addition, statistically significantly more preterm infants were found to have commenced on (pureed) solid food by 4 months CA. However, preterm infants were found to take statistically significantly longer to move to textured solid foods (i.e. lumpy, biteable, and chewy textures). Infants in the preterm group also took statistically significantly longer to begin self-feeding and cup-drinking. Further, at each time point, preterm infants required a statistically significantly greater number of feed times each day, and the mean duration of both suck-feeds and solid feeds was statistically significantly longer for preterm infants. This resulted in the preterm group taking statistically significantly longer overall to feed each day at each time point.

CONCLUSION: The oral feeding patterns of preterm infants were found to differ from those of full-term infants throughout the first year post-term.
Subjects 11 Medical and Health Sciences
Keyword Otorhinolaryngology
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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