It included 326 preterm infants
discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the same hospital.
children and assessment) Factors Associated parents with Infant Feeding Difficulties in the Very Preterm Infant
5,6) On the other hand, the ease of use, better tolerance, easier movement, more attachment between infant and parents, less nasal injury of HHHFNC have recently resulted in a wide use of this type of NRS, especially in preterm infants
in most centers.
Skin-to-skin contact analgesia for preterm infant
Dietary supplements thought to have probiotic effects have been reported to reduce the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis and all-cause mortality in preterm infants
(4), although there are concerns that the safety of the products has not been adequately documented (5).
The microbial community of preterm infants
has been identified to consist of fewer beneficial species, lower bacterial diversity and more pathogens compared to healthy term infants.
Although it is true that more evidence needs to be gathered regarding the timing of umbilical cord clamping, several bodies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), agree with and support the ACOG Committee Opinion on the issue, which concluded that "evidence exists to support delayed umbilical cord clamping in preterm infants
, when feasible" (1) As Dr.
It is not an essential read, but one to get out of the library to brush up one's knowledge of embryonic and fetal development, to link up the continuum of the developmental behaviour of healthy fetuses with one's clinical knowledge of preterm infant
behaviour, Prechtl's assessment of preterm infant
behaviour (Einspieler, Prechtl, & Bos, 2005) and one's ongoing observations.
Infant health care providers and parents need heightened awareness of the potential health risks in late-preterm infants
so morbidities can be prevented or identified early and treated quickly to prevent further morbidity in the preterm infant
The Study: In this small study (22 in the massage group and 22 matched controls), preterm infants
either received twice-daily massages from licensed massage therapists along with routine care, or just routine care.
Formula milk versus donor breast milk for feeding preterm infant
or low birth weight infants.
The Neurobehavioral Assessment of the Preterm Infant
(NAPI) is an instrument developed in the United States to evaluate the neurodevelopment of preterm infants
from 32 to 40 weeks PCA (Korner, Brown, Thom, & Constantinou, 2000).
Especially in preterm infants
, inadequate maturation of the kidneys causes more rapid disruption of renal functions and intensive treatment with dextrose, electrolyte, lipid and protein fluids given by total parenteral nutrition leads to an additional load for the kidneys of the preterm infant
The difference between the results of the present study and the studies by the above mentioned respective authors may be explained by the increase of neonatal complications that associated with prolonged intubation such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia pneumothorax and PDA that affect the general condition of preterm infant
and might have influence on teething process like a study conducted by Backstrom et al.
Prone positioning has been shown to have many advantages for prematurely born infants, however the preterm infant
is at risk for postural abnormalities and there is a strong association between the prone sleep position and SIDS (4), with preterm infants
accounting for 10% and 20% of SIDS cases (5) and there is increasing pressure to avoid the prone sleep position in all infants.