Effect of co-morbidities on the development of oral feeding ability in pre-term infants: A retrospective study

Maria Lorella Giannì, Patrizio Sannino, Elena Bezze, Laura Plevani, Nathalie Di Cugno, Paola Roggero, Dario Consonni, Fabio Mosca

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Abstract

Pre-term infants frequently experience difficulties in attaining independent oral feeding, thus delaying the achievement of an adequate nutritional status and hospital discharge. The aim of this retrospective, single-centre, observational study was to investigate the effect of co-morbidities on the timing of the achievement of full oral feeding in pre-term infants. The neonatal and feeding data of 84 infants born at a gestational age of

Original languageEnglish
Article number16603
JournalScientific Reports
Volume5
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Publication statusPublished - Nov 12 2015

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