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NICU: Pre-feeding Skills and Early Feeding Intervention with Case Studies
Track: Medical Speech Pathology
Premature infants are often pre-disposed to feeding difficulties during their NICU stay and upon discharge. Early feeding intervention including handling/positive touch, auditory/olfactory/oral stimulation, non-nutritive suck, early introduction of milk (taste trials) followed by use of a cue based feeding program can lead to improved outcomes.