Factors affecting early feeding performance in preterm infants below 32 weeks gestation

Yea-Shwu Hwang, Mi-Chia Ma, Mei Jin Chen-sea, Hui Mei Kao, Wen Hui Tsai

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Abstract

Objective: To identify the influence of various physiological and behavioral factors on feeding performance of preterm infants in the transition to full oral feeding. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed data from a feeding assessment conducted on 24 preterm infants born at 25-31 weeks without severe brain complications. Results: Prolonged oxygen use and low current weight are two adverse factors for feeding efficiency (volume of milk ingested orally per minute in the initial 5 min of feeding) and proficiency (percentage of prescribed volume ingested orally over the entire feeding). Young post-menstrual age, low baseline oxygen saturation and high feeding efficiency were risk factors for oxygen desaturation during the initial feeding. Conclusion: Proper feeding strategies are needed for preterm infants with those disadvantageous factors to improve their early feeding performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberfmr008
Pages (from-to)77-78
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Tropical Pediatrics
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 1

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Premature Infants
Oxygen
Pregnancy
Milk
Weights and Measures
Brain

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Factors affecting early feeding performance in preterm infants below 32 weeks gestation. / Hwang, Yea-Shwu; Ma, Mi-Chia; Chen-sea, Mei Jin; Kao, Hui Mei; Tsai, Wen Hui.

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